Too Pretty Not To Post

As I sat here sifting though recent photos this morning, I came across some that I took on a day where I clearly had time for picture taking but not for picture posting.  It seemed a shame to file them away unseen and unshared, so I decided to give them their moment to shine; and so as not to hurt their feelings (their egos are fragile!) I’ll just present them in alphabetical order! And just for fun, I’ll include an interesting tidbit or two about each of them.

Fun and fascinating, these LOUD little birds mate for life, stay in the same location
year round, and include snake-skins in their list of nest building supplies.
Oh, and did I mention they are LOUD?

A fan favorite because of the brilliant, bold blues of the male,
these birds work together to assemble a nest.  The male brings
the materials and the female designs the masterpiece.
Don’t let their beauty fool you, these birds are bossy!

Prolific songsters, the male Mockingbird has about 200 songs in
his repertoire; but don’t be deceived by their cheerful chirping,
these birds are fiercely territorial and are quick to
go into attack mode.

These birds have tongues that extend about two inches
past the end of their beaks.  They’re not trying to use poor manners
when they stick them out, they’re just spearing food.  What’s really
fascinating is that when they retract their tongues they wrap
them around their skulls.  How creepy but cool is that?!

Considered the most common and widespread of the Warblers,
these little birds with the lemony highlights are lovingly
referred to as “Butter-Butts” because of the patch of yellow
feathers on their rear.  They often spend more time patrolling
the feeders than they do partaking of the food.

And now, I feel better having let them put their splendor on display.  Besides, one can never get enough beauty, or enough mindless trivia for that matter!

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 Too Pretty Not To Post

  1. Leona Walker says:

    Your photos brighten even the saddest of days.thank you

  2. de Wets Wild says:

    Great post on all counts, Kathy! I love the little “Butter-Butts”, they look like they have a naughty secret that they can’t wait to tell!

  3. 1nmbirder says:

    Lovely photos! I’m so glad you posted them!

  4. Tiny says:

    Wonderful fellows! Thanks for putting them on display!

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