An Afternoon Lunch Guest

A Hermit Thrush popped in for a quick visit this afternoon.

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These birds are just a tad smaller than Cardinals, and spend their winters here in the south.

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It is not often that I see one feasting at my feeders, but the weather here has been below freezing and I think he (or she, I canโ€™t really tell) decided to take advantage of a ready made lunch.

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He squawked to scare off a Warbler and then perched to partake of some Bark Butter that was spread on the backside of the branch.

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This bird is not bold or stunning, but I still think he is beautiful.ย  I am glad he showed up when I had my camera handy.

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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 Godโ€™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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10 Responses to An Afternoon Lunch Guest

  1. avian101 says:

    Good captures Kathy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. aussiebirder says:

    A beautiful specimen well shot! Love the colour coordination, and markings, beautiful!

  3. Wonderful shots, (s)he shows some attitude!

  4. Simply wonderful! I love them all ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. The song of the hermit thrush is my FAVORITE summer “up north” sound! I could listen to their flute-like melody all day long. It always brings a bit of an ache to my heart, when they begin to serenade in the summer evenings.

  6. kathydoremus says:

    I know what you mean. There are certain sounds (like the hermit thrush song) that stir a melancholy that is a pleasing kind of pain.

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