A Juvie Jungle Gym

McDonald’s has a play area for the little ones.
And Chick-fil-A has a play area for the little ones.
And apparently so does my backyard bird buffet!

One of the Mama White-breasted Nuthatches (I’m saying Mama, but it could be a Daddy) has been bringing her crew of youngsters to the backyard lately.

And while she eats and drinks…

…they have fun exploring the Bark Butter branches that are strapped to the deck.  I’m pretty sure it’s a bit like a Jungle Gym to them.

Occasionally they puff up their feathers to try and get Mom’s attention…

….or give her a loud squawk…

…but mostly they just hang around.

If you just saw the pictures it would be hard to tell that they are juveniles, but if you watch their antics there is little doubt!

Not only are they having fun climbing about, they are also discovering that they can grab some food all by themselves.

Of course, their Brown-headed cousins want in on the action too!

With their curious nature and their cheerful chirping, Nuthatches are always fun to have around!


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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12 Responses to A Juvie Jungle Gym

  1. Jodi says:

    Oh such fun!

  2. lulu says:

    I’m so glad you are attracted to feathered friends!

  3. Terrific series Kathy. The chicks look grown but as you say their antics give them away😊

  4. 1nmbirder says:

    I love nuthatches! Great captures of their antics Kathy!

  5. Jill Kuhn says:

    Thanks for the smile today! 😃 I love to watch these birds at the lake!

  6. Mags says:

    Fantastic pictures of those little cuties. I love nuthatches, the are so much fun to watch.

  7. lindasschaub says:

    Great photos Kathy – you are making good use of your new lens. My favorite was the one hanging upside down (look at me Mom!) and doesn’t that last photo remind you of the “Mad Bluebird” that went like wildfire around the internet a few years ago?

  8. Tiny says:

    Lucky you! Lovely pictures of the exploring youngsters, Kathy.

  9. Sure does look like they were having fun!

  10. Ellustar says:

    Reblogged this on SEO.

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