Let’s Call Him “Rowdy”

Each spring, I have a tendency to name the first baby bird of the season, and this year is no exception.

The baby Mockingbird that has been hanging out in the front yard Cypress is now flitting about from tree to tree, and in true fresh-from-the nest fashion, he has been exercising his lungs in full force.  Loud, demanding, and a bit unruly – Rowdy seems a perfect fit!

This afternoon, in between rain showers, (while I was in the kitchen with the front door closed!) I heard this little guy calling for food with gusto.  I grabbed my camera and walked outside and found him perched on the front feeder hook.

Now, don’t let his sweet expression fool you; he momentarily quieted down when he saw me.  Normally, he looks ( and sounds) much more like the picture below!

This little fellow was impatiently waiting for his parents to return with food.

It was clear when he saw them en route because he went from a mere squawking stance to a ready to receive food stance.

And sure enough, seconds later Momma arrived with a beakful of Bark Butter.

Then she took off…

…and left Junior watching and waiting and temporarily quiet.

Here’s the funny thing…even as I type these words I hear Rowdy in the front yard, loud enough to be found guilty of disturbing the peace.  There is clearly no rest for the weary parents of baby birds!

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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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22 Responses to Let’s Call Him “Rowdy”

  1. Jill Kuhn says:

    He looks like he/she is “mocking” you…hehe! 😊 Great photos as always, Kathy!!👍

  2. pamkirst2014 says:

    What amazing photos!!!!!

  3. pamkirst2014 says:

    By the way, Kathy–have you discovered Beck B’s blog? You are both such talented photographers–I think you’d enjoy her work. (I gave her your link, too…) https://delightsofthealgarve.com/2017/05/04/terns-birding-algarve-portugal/comment-page-1/#comment-3396

  4. It looks like you named him well. Wonderfully sharp photographs.

  5. jmnowak says:

    Aww, such a cutie tho kathy! 😎 Soon he’ll be helping himself, when his smarts kick in.

  6. BeckyB says:

    Thanks to Pam I’ve discovered you and your fabulous backyard. And what a rowdy moment I have arrived to, love it. Fabulous photographs

    • kathydoremus says:

      So glad you stopped by and got to meet Rowdy. I’ve no doubt he will hog the spotlight of several posts!
      And thanks to Pam for the intro. 🙂

  7. Jodi says:

    So cute and love his name!!

  8. Some great photos! Love the little one yelling to be fed and then mom doing her thing!

  9. Andrea Jeris says:

    OMG this is so cute! I absolutely love it. ❤

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  11. What a lovely post! The bird photos are excellent as always and the narrative is just delightful.

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