Chili Weather

The gray and chilly weather made today seem perfect for…well…chili!  And for taking bird pictures, of course.

So after a warm and delicious bowl of the aforementioned for lunch, paired with some Tuscan garlic bread the lady from Publix talked me into, I bundled up and went out on the deck with my camera.  There was quite a flurry of activity at the feeders, but I’ll just share a few of the birds that haven’t made as many appearances on posts lately.

The Warblers were some of the first to arrive…a Yellow-rumped followed by a male and a female Pine Warbler.

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Then a Thrasher popped in with a peanut he took to the water dish.


The birds that were out in abundance this afternoon were the Cardinals.  They were all over the place. I love the subtle beauty of the female…

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…but the male Cardinal was by far the most brilliant bird against the day’s rather dull backdrop.

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Dull lighting?  Perhaps.  But never a dull moment with all the bird activity!



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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11 Responses to Chili Weather

  1. These lovely birds certainly cheer up a cold drab day.

  2. Jodi says:

    you do get the best bird photos Kathy! I, too, am partial to the female cardinal’s subtle beauty 🙂

  3. Snehal Kank says:

    They are so lovely I have to paint them 💕🎨😍

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    I hope to see a real Cardinal bird some day! ❤️❤️❤️

  5. They are all beautiful birds but I really like the Pine Warbler.

  6. Trail Walker says:

    The male cardinal is a flashy fellow in his red coat, but I admire the female even more.

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