Ruffled Feathers

I looked in the front yard this morning, and saw this Brown Thrasher perched on the bird feeder hook.  He was busy snaring bugs for breakfast, so I got busy snapping his picture for this post!

First he looked right; then he looked left; then he lunged to capture some tiny insect that was invisible to me, but that he could clearly see.




As we both tended to our given tasks, a sweet summer breeze blew through the air.  It disheveled his appearance a bit, but in no way distracted him from pursuing his morning meal.




I guess you could say the breeze that ruffled his feathers, didn’t ruffle his feathers in the least!

Once the air had stilled, he took a moment to fix his feathers.  Then he went back to catching bugs and I continued taking pictures.


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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17 Responses to Ruffled Feathers

  1. Jodi says:

    What a beauty, Kathy! I’ve never seen this one. Love how he looks when the breeze ruffled his feathers! Such a cutie!

  2. He is adorable! We just recently saw one of these for the first time. Love the ruffles feathers!!

  3. Jill Kuhn says:

    OK! I agree with Jodi and Laura! The photo of ruffled feathers are AWESOME! Love this bird’s markings. I saw a mother Robin feeding its speckled baby today. Wish I’d had my camera! Yet, I just watched and enjoyed the moment. Always enjoy your photos, Kathy! 😊

  4. Oh how I wish I had these in my yard! Such a handsome fellow and stunning photos, as usual, Kathy!

  5. Wonderful pictures as always, Kathy. I posted one of these on my daily photo site yesterday, but you got a better picture. Nice of him to pose so perfectly.

  6. Really enjoyed reading this little story!!! Wonderful pictures, as always!!!

  7. He has quite the piercing glare – I can picture him right at home in a Fortune 500 boardroom, making some hapless accountant squirm (like a worm?) while trying to explain the previous month’s sales figures, LOL

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