Sunday Evening Post: The Circus Edition

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!


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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22 Responses to Sunday Evening Post: The Circus Edition

  1. avian101 says:

    Aren’t they amazing? Great shots Kathy! 🙂

  2. Tiny says:

    A beautiful circus artist! And his performance is well documented, with the bow and all 🙂

  3. Cathe says:

    He’s so handsome! I love the details on his face! What a treat!

  4. Gorgeous shots, thank you Kathy!

  5. I love watching these fellas hang & flit around, quite acrobatic indeed! Love your captures, Kathy!

  6. Jodi says:

    we have these too, and the are upside down half the time! 🙂

  7. aussiebirder says:

    Wonderful performance, we will sign him up for our next party!

  8. sconzani says:

    Fabulous series of images. Your little artiste looks very similar to the nuthatches here in Britain, though the colours are different. They are known for their acrobatics as well and their ability to run down trees. 🙂

  9. kathydoremus says:

    Yes – this fellow is upside down as much as he is right side up!

  10. He does look very much the circus professional! 🙂

  11. atkokosplace says:

    What a beauty and an adorable story! Fantastic capture of such a big personality! And I agree…clowns are creepy! Teehee. Have a happy day! Koko:)

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