A Birdacious Beginning

This new year is off to a birdacious beginning!
A constant flurry of birds stopped by yesterday to ring in the new year.
The Bluebirds showed up and lingered about for most of the day.

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And the Blue Jays kept coming as long as there were peanuts to be found.

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I was delighted that the Yellow-rumped Warblers were back in full force.  I truly adore these little guys.  It’s easy to see why they’re called Butter-butts!

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A female Pine Warbler also made an appearance.  She is a much softer shade of yellow than her male counterpart.

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And (woohoo!) I caught a brief glimpse of my first Cedar Waxwing of the season.  I so hope I can get some good photos of them during the winter months. Their markings are amazing!

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My favorite visitor of the day was a female Red-bellied Woodpecker.  I liked her so much that I’m going to save her for a separate post, but I’ll at least share one picture today.

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Here’s hoping that 2016 is a bountifully birdacious year!

 

 

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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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21 Responses to A Birdacious Beginning

  1. Bill says:

    Happy New Year Kathy!

  2. Woo! Starting the year with a bang are you and your birdies! Thanks for sharing, Kathy! (The bluebird has to be my favorite.) 💜

  3. Jodi says:

    beautiful! Love those blue birds!!!! Lucky lucky you!

  4. Cathe says:

    Wow, I’m just so impressed with your birds, they are delightful!

  5. wow – great photos!! happy new year with lots of great birding opportunities!

  6. Sue says:

    Wow–is that a backyard record for visitors?

  7. Fabulous captures, images, photography!

  8. de Wets Wild says:

    I’m sure they used your garden as a venue for their New Years’ get-together!

  9. aussiebirder says:

    You’re off to a great start for the year Kathy, Happy birding 2016!

  10. What a birdacious beginning, Kathy!! Each one is so lovely, and you take excellent photos, always so sharp and clear. What a day to see and photograph all of these from your backyard, lucky girl!!

  11. What a great start to 2016! I have never seen an actual Cedar Waxwing, and am envious. Love your waxwing banner, by the way. 🙂

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