Booger The Beggar

I’m not sure why, but I’ve taken to calling the little Bluebird that’s been hanging out in my backyard “Booger.”  It really is a term of endearment here in the south, and somehow the name just seems fitting!


I hesitated in sharing yet another post about this fellow, but he is just so stinkin’ cute…and besides, I need to keep giving Laura ( Create Art Everyday) sketching inspiration!  (There, that makes it sound like I’m being more noble!)

Booger continues to be quite the beggar.  Yesterday, Dad had the never ending chore of afternoon feeding duty.

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Since our demanding youngster’s balance is still not so great, he sometimes flutters off the rail onto the deck below. But never fear, he just looks around and resumes his squawking.

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Before long, Dad inevitably drops down with another mealworm and then leads him back to the deck rail.


Every once in awhile, Booger would lunge for the food before Dad had delivered it and a bit of “tug-of-worm” would ensue.

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As he grows more independent, he has started picking up food on his own here and there…

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…and even looks like he’s starting to eye some other options.


I’m pretty sure the parents are delighted that he is beginning to fend for himself, since feeding this little guy can be a painful process.  Look at how his beak is pinching Dad’s head!


Despite his incessant begging, this little guy gets cuter everyday and I am going to miss him when he finally flies off to explore the world beyond my backyard.
I hope he stays a little longer though…I’m not ready to say goodbye to Booger!



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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29 Responses to Booger The Beggar

  1. Jill Kuhn says:

    He is quite the hungry fella! Thanks for the smiles, Kathy! 😃 I especially like the photo where he is looking straight at the camera with the mealworm hanging out of his mouth! 😝

  2. Excellent shots, what a cute little guy!

  3. Wonderful – keep on posting!

  4. Jodi says:

    Absolutely amazing photos Kathy. I enjoyed every single one!!!

  5. joepyeweed1 says:

    Beautiful shots. So glad you have a bluebird visitor!

  6. aussiebirder says:

    Yes, really cute pics Kathy, thanks for sharing them:-)

  7. Oh so gorgeous I want to take him home, wonderful captures Kathy Im in bird heaven.

  8. Omg I’ll never run out of bluebirds to sketch. Thank you and Bless you, Kathy!!! And thanks for the mention. I’m seeing so many that pull me right away!! Wonderful!

  9. Really nice photos of booger! What a cute little bird.

  10. de Wets Wild says:

    He’s super cute, Kathy!

    I must ask though, is “booger”also a slang term used in America for something that flows from noses afflicted by colds and flu, like it is here..?

  11. Tiny says:

    What a good daddy he has! He is wonderful too. Lovely shots!

  12. Please keep shooting booger until he goes. It is so much fun to see what he is up to. We will miss the cute little “booger” too!

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  14. Thanks for the continuation, Kathy! I should have kept reading your posts before commenting on the last one, lol. Fantastic stories of this little fella!

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