No Doubt It’s The Drought – Part II

As I said in yesterday’s post, we are in the midst of quite a drought here in the south. Although the lack of rain has cast a bit of a gray cloud on the area, the increase in backyard bird activity is a definite silver lining!

Here are a dozen more birds that have stopped by to wet their feathers and quench their thirst. Let’s do six at at time, shall we?


Female Northern Cardinal


Male Northern Cardinal


Female Downy Woodpecker


White-throated Sparrow


Blue Jay


Hermit Thrush

Insert brief intermission…and now for the second half dozen…


Male House Finch


Male Red-bellied Woodpecker


Brown-headed Nuthatch


Carolina Chickadee


Female Eastern Towhee


Male Eastern Towhee

I think the Chickadee might be my favorite picture, mostly because of the curled up leaf, but when I see the female Towhee, it makes me want a sweater in every one of her colors!

I am praying for a lovely rain to head our way soon (especially since we have so many wildfires flaring up) but in the meantime, I will enjoy the blessing of the extra birds.



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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15 Responses to No Doubt It’s The Drought – Part II

  1. Jill Kuhn says:

    Wow! Amazing colors and birds! I never tire of their beauty…thanks Kathy for sharing these photos! And your knowledge to be able to name them all!! 😊🐦🌟

  2. Jodi says:

    so many greats again! I especially love the chickadee too – the angle of the edge of the water and the leaf all add to the striking beauty of the whole photo! Nice job!

  3. aussiebirder says:

    The drought brings them out!

  4. naturlvrx2 says:

    Beautiful photos.

  5. It’s hard to pick a favourite with so many terrific shots but I think I’d probably go with the female cardinal.

  6. Your pictures are fantastic. Such beauties visit you every day!

  7. Superb captures, Kathy. Although the birds are always welcomed, I hope your area is receiving some of the rain we’re getting today in SC.

  8. Tiny says:

    What a wonderful collection of beautiful birds! The Carolina Chickadee image is special…it’s like he’s giving a speech at a lake front in the fall 🙂

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