Toddler training is not for the faint of heart!
As many of you know, I have a youngster in the house these days who is occupying a lot of my time.
Tucker is close to six months old and can go from being “the sweetest thing you’ve ever laid eyes on” to “willful beyond belief” in a mere heartbeat! I know (hope…plead…pray!) that the training will pay off in the long run, but in the short run, it is definitely taking a toll on my photography time.
But despite my lack of faithfulness in showing up with a camera, the ever faithful Blue Jays have been showing up for their peanuts. Often, they are watching from the branches while I am filling the feeders.
This morning, we tuckered Tucker out on a hike at Red Top Mountain; then, while he took an afternoon nap, I snapped a few pictures…and no surprise…the Blue Jays were the ones who paid a visit.
Some came impeccably groomed…
…while others were a bit on the scruffy side.
A youngster who still had some juvenile feathers popped in as well…I wonder how his training is going!
I know that in time I will once again be able to head out for more than a few moments with the camera…and I’m pretty sure that when I do, the Blue Jays will be the first birds I see.
As long as I am faithful to put out the peanuts, these ever faithful birds are certain to keep showing up!
P.S. – Any helpful hints on training Tucker to climb into the jeep? He can’t seem to figure out how to climb in, and he is getting pretty heavy to lift!