Booger’s Got A Brother!

Remember Booger?  The young Bluebird that has been a constant fixture at my feeders ever since he left the nest?

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Well, I am pleased to announce that Booger has a brother!  Mom and Dad (whom Booger still hangs out with) emerged from the nest earlier this week with a new baby tagging along.

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Poor Dad has been the main mealworm provider.  He runs himself ragged gathering food, and at times looks like he is fed up with the whole baby feeding routine.

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Whenever Dad heads out to fill his beak with a fresh load of food, the new sibling (who honestly could be a sister and not a brother – I just always call them “he’s” instead of “she’s” when I’m not sure!) waits in the wings.  Sometimes the little one waits patiently…

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…and sometimes he waits noisily…

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…but one thing’s for sure – he gets quite animated whenever Dad returns.

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Lately, Dad seems to be trying a new time and energy conserving approach – the mass mealworm delivery technique – which might just save him a trip or two.

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Meanwhile, Booger is left to fend for himself; but as long as I keep the mealworms coming, he doesn’t seem to mind a bit.

booger2 booger3I never get tired of watching baby Bluebirds – but I’m sure glad I’m not the one who has to feed them!

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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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25 Responses to Booger’s Got A Brother!

  1. Love Booger’s brother, but the father’s annoyed look takes the cake for me. I just love how expressive bluebirds are! Wonderful shots, thanks for sharing with us Kathy.

  2. Jodi says:

    Oh Kath! You lucky lady! What a beautiful family! 🙂 Great photos.

  3. Wiepkjen says:

    Great story. Beautiful pictures.

  4. Sharon Mann says:

    What wonderful illustrated story!

  5. Snehal Kank says:

    Booger’s brother is also cute! Love the story and wonderfully captured photographs!

  6. Aww, “Little Booger” is adorable! I love how they are such characters 🙂 Happy to see Booger is doing well. Papa and Mama must be so tired!

  7. Carol says:

    Oh my goodness, your photos are so entertaining and really capture the character of these birds. Thanks for the smiles!

  8. Denis1950 says:

    You have captured the intensity of a hungry fledgling Kathy, great images

  9. Trail Walker says:

    Wonderful pictures! I love them all. Thanks for sharing. This year my bluebirds have been conspicuously absent!

  10. Inger says:

    How wonderful captures, the baby Bluebird a such a cutie! 🙂

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