The Fast and the Flurrious

There are some days when I fill the feeders and then have to wait as the birds meander in at a leisurely pace, seeming in no particular hurry at all.  But then other days (like most days this week!) they arrive fast and flurrious, in a great rush to gobble up the seed as soon as it is put out.

This Mockingbird was one recent raider who showed up as I was still in the process of spreading the Bark Butter on branch.  He waited until I had stepped a safe enough distance away, and then gave me several flaps of his feathers to show me who was the boss! Then, once his dominance had clearly been displayed, he went about the business of eating.

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Meanwhile, a male Pine Warbler was lurking in the shadows, just waiting for the right moment to dart past the Mockingbird and claim a spot on the branch as his own.

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As some were scooping up beakfuls of Bark Butter, others – like these Blues Brothers – had descended on the deck rail to munch on their preferred fare.

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Woodpeckers, both Downy and Red-bellied, also swooped in…

downy red-bellied

…as did this Yellow-rumped Warbler, who stopped by merely to survey the scene.


I think he decided things were a bit too chaotic for his liking, as he flew off without grabbing any food.  Hopefully, he will come back when the pace is a bit slower and hang out for awhile!

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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23 Responses to The Fast and the Flurrious

  1. Jodi says:

    Oh Kathy – you are a bird photographer genius! That third one had my jaw dropping!

  2. All terrific but that mockingbird with wings spread, WOW!

  3. Vicki says:

    could you please tell me what Bark Butter is?

  4. Snehal Kank says:

    Every time amazed with your photographs 😍 I always enjoy foreground and background too 💕

  5. Pete Hillman says:

    These are absolutely superb images, Kathy! So sharp and detailed, with excellent lighting!

  6. kathydoremus says:

    Overcast skies can be a blessing!

  7. Beautiful photos of a wonderful selection of birds. You get such an amazing variety!

  8. aussiebirder says:

    Stunning pics Kathy! Amazing size difference with Mockingbird and Pine Warbler!

  9. Trail Walker says:

    Absolutely wonderful pictures, Kathy. It looks like you are enjoying wonderful weather. I wish I could say the same for my backyard birds. The poor birds have had to endure very unpleasant weather this week.

  10. Jill Kuhn says:

    The Robins were eating the frozen crabapples today on my tree and then I saw a Norther Flicker! I went to grab my camera and it was gone! You truly have a gift, Kathy! So enjoy your photos! ❤

  11. Tiny says:

    Beautiful visitors, all of them! I particularly adore the picture of the Mockingbird and the Pine Warbler….a slight difference in size 🙂

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