Sunrise Special

Yesterday turned out to be a parenthetical day of sunshine sandwiched in between two days of torrential thunderstorms.  I went out in the early hours to spread some Bark Butter on several branches, and then filled the three “troughs” with a bottom layer of mixed seed (heavy on sunflower), followed by a healthy heaping of mealworms, topped off with a plentiful supply of peanuts.  Every good diner has some sort of sunrise special that is popular with the patrons, and this seems to be a favorite of my backyard birds.

The Thrasher was the first to arrive, surveying the scene and then landing for a bite to eat.

As soon as he flew off, the male Downy landed and did the same routine.

A skittish Titmouse grabbed a peanut and then quickly flew off…

…while a male Red-bellied also took his order to go.

And of course, there’s always that one guest that shows up uninvited.

All this breakfast talk has me itching to go to my favorite place for a morning meal – the Reveille Cafe.  I always get the “Oh-Eight Hundred” – two eggs, bacon, hashbrowns (that are to die for!) and an english muffin, with a personal carafe of coffee of course.  Mmmm….I must put this on my calendar soon!

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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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14 Responses to Sunrise Special

  1. Jodi says:

    Oh that thrasher is so beautiful!!

  2. Very handsome clientele. Wonderful shots!

  3. It sounds like a wonderful buffet for your feathered diners who pay you with beauty in return.

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    Ah, the uninvited guest, gray squirrels seem to show up in our neighbors feeders too! 😉🐿 Beautiful bird photos, Kathy! ❤

  5. That titmouse is the loveliest thing I’ve seen for some time. Gorgeous photographs as always, Kathy.

  6. Katie says:

    Put my name down in your calendar next to the Reveille Cafe date! I always love getting to see your pictures. Love you Mom!

  7. Beautiful shots of these lucky customers!

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