The Boys Are Bright (And Ready To Fight!)

With mating season upon us, the fellas have been sporting their finest feathers, whether it’s radiant red…

…or gleaming gold…

…or a little bit of both with a background of black.

Not only are they dressed to impress, but they are a wee bit more aggressive than usual.  It is not uncommon to see one perched in his fighter pilot pose, ready to ward off unwanted intruders.

Of course, there are a few who are clearly lovers and not fighters.  Take this industrious Nuthatch for example – he made trip after trip to the peanut feeder…

…and then flew to a secluded, romantic (and hard to photograph!) branch to bring the object of his affections a love offering of food.

Never a dull moment in the backyard these days!

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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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16 Responses to The Boys Are Bright (And Ready To Fight!)

  1. They’re all looking smart. I particularly like the nuthatches!

  2. lindasschaub says:

    Ahh, this is so nice … I love the lovers, not the fighters but all are stunning photos of beautiful birds.

  3. Jill Kuhn says:

    Mr. Robin is looking especially dapper!! ❤️ He looks different than the variety we get here in the Pacific NW. 😃

  4. aussiebirder says:

    Beautiful pics of your birds Kathie!
    They all look well nourished by your self- serve restaurant. It is one way of ensuring you get great shots.

  5. Sharon Mann says:

    All so sweet, thank you Donna, for startng my day off with a smile.

  6. jmnowak says:

    Aahh, to be a bird! 😇

  7. Andrea Jeris says:

    Thank you for sharing; I just love your bird photos.

  8. Tiny says:

    Great pictures, Kathy! Love the last, romantic one in particular.

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