Goodbye Butter-butts and Farewell Waxwings

Spring has arrived, which means it is just about time to say goodbye to a couple of my favorite backyard birds – the Yellow-rumped Warblers and the Cedar Waxwings.  These guys will soon be heading to their summer homes, but as of yesterday they were still darting about in the backyard, so I took the opportunity to snap some photos and savor a bit more time admiring their beauty.

Here’s the Warbler…




…and here’s the Waxwing.



I will miss having them around, but their departure means it’s almost time for the arrival of baby Bluebirds.  Always something to look forward to!


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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4 Responses to Goodbye Butter-butts and Farewell Waxwings

  1. atkokosplace says:

    You capture them beautifully!

      • I saw an Indigo Bunting today in one of my feeders. He saw me move and then flew into a tree. I had to go into the kitchen to finish something, came back in about 3 minutes but he was gone. Last year they passed through on their migration path. It was around the 20th of April last year when I first saw them. Then the next day I saw a Blue Grosbeak. They hung around a few days. I really enjoyed seeing them and hope to see them again. I would love to see them stay a little while longer.

  2. I am feeling the same way! Then it is the Orioles and Goldfinches here in Florida.

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