When I was a kid, I loved the circus!
The trapeze artists were amazing, the jugglers were fascinating, and the clowns – well, clowns have always been creepy! But the main reason I loved the circus was because I had a major crush on the tiger trainer. I was pretty sure my last name would one day be Gebel-Williams!
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the circus, but today one paid a visit to my own backyard.
This White-breasted Nuthatch, though wearing the robes of the ringmaster, played the part of an acrobat and provided a lovely afternoon of entertainment.
When his performance was finished, he flew over to the deck rail and took a bow (at least that’s how it looked to me) and then helped himself to a well-earned peanut.
Now, he’s no Gunther Gebel-Williams, but I do adore this fellow!