Monday’s Top Ten

August has been a busy month in our household.  To be more precise, August has been an insanely busy month!  Just to give you an idea – my daughter turned 18 and left for her first year of college; my son turned 21 and started his junior year of college; my husband turns 50 this week; and we celebrate our 25th anniversary tomorrow.  So amidst all the planning and celebrating, my time to hang out with the birds has been limited.

Today, I took advantage of a bit of free time (along with some lovely weather) and sat outside with my camera in hand.  I was probably only out there for 30 or 40 minutes, but it was heavenly.

Here are my “top ten” photos of the day.

Brown Thrasher scavanging a peanut.

Brown-thrasher scavanging a peanut.

whitebreastednuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch surveying the scene.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

bluejay

Molting Blue Jay stopping in for a drink.

Carolina Wren enjoying some bark butter.

Carolina Wren enjoying some bark butter.

catbird

Gray Catbird

Baby Eastern Bluebird.

Baby Eastern Bluebird.

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Brown-headed Nuthatch

Brown-headed Nuthatch

So grateful for the chance to get outside and take some pictures today!

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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3 Responses to Monday’s Top Ten

  1. Love the shots! I’m trying myself to build up a feeding area for neighboring birds to increase my chances of getting decent photos. They are starting to come around but I’ve yet to get the kind of shots you are getting. Keep up the great work!

  2. kathydoremus says:

    Thanks! I culdn’t help but think of “Field of Dreams” when I read your comment…”If you build it, they will come.” 🙂

  3. Happy Anniversary and congratulations on all the milestones in your family!! Wonderful group of photos – the hummingbird is pretty amazing! You’ll have to reveal your secret for getting that shot!

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