The temperature took a bit of a dip here in the Atlanta area over the weekend, which prompted quite a crowd to show up at the backyard buffet.

The most sought after (and sometimes fought after!) burreakfast item was definitely the Bark Butter – a suet type spread that is high in protein.  The birds really do love this stuff.


Brown Thrasher – the bird with the perpetually muddy beak!


Ruby-crowned Kinglet – opting not to show his crown.


Carolina Wren – I’m fairly sure he was saying, “It’s mine, all mine!”…insert maniacal laugh!


Red-bellied Woodpecker – you can tell by his feathers that it was a bit blustery.


Male Northern Cardinal – he’s handsome and he knows it!

Fresh water was also a draw.  As soon as I dumped out the ice in the dish and added not-yet-frozen water, the birds started dropping in for a drink.


Tufted Titmouse


Carolina Chickadee


Brown-headed Nuthatch

And of course, there were birds like this handsome Pine Warbler who opted for the Bark Butter/Beverage combo.

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It’s funny, although I’m usually a cold weather wimp, it’s actually my favorite time to be out with camera in hand.  Call me strange (my family does!) but there’s something invigorating about snapping pictures when you can’t feel your nose or your toes!


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 Burreakfast

  1. Trail Walker says:

    Great pictures, Kathy. Love the pine warbler. He doesn’t visit my neighborhood. 😞

  2. Jill Kuhn says:

    The freezing cold weather has given me one very unhappy cat! 😾 He expects me to play with him since he can’t go outside and chase the birds… Your photos are wonderful, Kathy although I don’t know how you stand out in the cold!! Brrr!! ☃️❄️✨🐦

  3. Tiny says:

    Wow! So many beautiful friends, those who know the are handsome and those who don’t 😊

  4. Wonderful shots! Most of these birds have migrated to the south of us. I enjoy catching up with them here.

  5. WOW WOW WOW what a collection of birds! thank you for sharing

  6. Snehal Kank says:

    Looks like everyone is enjoying their breakfast 😀

  7. ArtReach says:

    Thanks for the pictures! It was cold in Macon too! Great reminder to pick up more feed. Must try the bark butter!

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