Ladies First

Hip hip hooray…the sun came out today!!!

The last several days have been rather dismal and drizzly, so I took advantage of today’s fair weather and put fresh water in all the birdbaths.

As soon as I finished the refilling process, this female towhee showed up and helped herself to a thorough soaking.





The male towhee must have been watching and waiting for his turn. Ever the gentleman, he let her finish bathing (ladies first, after all) and then he hopped in the water.


Before he could even get started, his bathing was interrupted by a thirsty Blue Jay – a bigger, bossier bird.


The towhee didn’t fuss or fight, he merely flew over to the waterfall fountain, which he had all to himself. He is such a handsome bird!





Meanwhile, once the Blue Jay finished his drink, he flew over to the feeder formerly known as a tree stump and helped himself to a beakful of peanuts.


It was lovely to get outside and enjoy some bird watching today.




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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8 Responses to Ladies First

  1. avian101 says:

    Very nice captures Kathy! 🙂

  2. Sue says:

    Nice shots, Kathy, made nicer by having a little sunlight on the subject.

  3. aussiebirder says:

    Beautiful shots Kathy, I love the patterns on the Blue Jay and the action water shots, its all good!

  4. kathydoremus says:

    I love the patterns on the Blue Jay too. So beautiful!

  5. All so beautiful. The towhee seems to have such an astonished look on her face!

  6. Wonderful photos! I do love the towhees, they are much more shy around here and don’t venture out of the brush and leaves very often. I don’t know if I’ve ever had one in my birdbath! Glad you saw some sunlight, it’s always hard when the winters get gray and dull.

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