The Food or the Female?

Every time I turned around yesterday, this fine fellow was occupying the Bark Butter branch.


He was a bit more alert and aggressive than usual, which at first made me think he was simply declaring the territory as his own.


But when he kept fluffing up his breast feathers I began to suspect that a lovely lady must be in the vicinity.

Sure enough – it wasn’t long before this sweet gal showed up.

red-bellied4 red-bellied5

I’m not sure whether the food or the female was the reason for his constant presence, though I suspect it was a combination of the two; I just hope they both are regular visitors over the winter months!



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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10 Responses to The Food or the Female?

  1. Sweet couple, lovely shots!

  2. jmcheney says:

    Beautiful portraits of beautiful redheads.

  3. aussiebirder says:

    Always stunning shots of this bird Kathie, you do have a wonderful vantage point there. I have to go out in the bush to find my birds.

  4. Jodi says:

    food or female? food or female? age old question – lol!!! 🙂

  5. Tiny says:

    What a beautiful couple they make! I too hope they will stay!

  6. Trail Walker says:

    A lady RBW has visited the Back Yard Buffet this week. I’m hoping the male will join her.

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