The Fast and the Furious

Okay…first off…a confession is in order…I have never seen the movie that shares the title of this post…nor have I seen any of its sequels…it just seemed to fit today’s backyard bird activity.

All the birds that showed up seemed to be in a rush, landing without really lingering, like this Gray Catbird.

Even the Blue Jays were flying in fast, filling up on peanuts, and then taking off quickly.

The Cardinals were of the same hurried mindset. I’m wondering if it has anything to do with the hawk that I’ve seen hanging about.

As for the “furious” – that would be the Red-headed Woodpecker, who landed with battle-ready beak.

He has been on the extra-aggressive side lately, since he and the Mrs. have been bringing their little one along, though they keep him on the outskirts.  One of the pair guards while the other gathers, and both ignore my pleas to let Junior come closer and pose for a picture!

So, while I still don’t see myself watching the movie version any time soon, I did enjoy watching the fast and the furious behavior of my backyard birds.

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 The Fast and the Furious

  1. Leona Walker says:

    Love your photos and comments

  2. Jodi says:

    that gray catbird is a new one for me!

  3. lindasschaub says:

    I’ve never seen that movie either Kathy. It sure sounds like that hawk may be intimidating them. We have hawks at the park where I walk and when I see them circling overhead, the squirrels are scarce. I cannot entice them out of their hidey holes with peanuts … their nest is their safe haven until the hawk has left.

  4. de Wets Wild says:

    Trust me, what you’ve shown us here today is MUCH, MUCH, MORE entertaining than that movie or any of its gazillion sequels…

  5. Mags says:

    I bet you are right about the hawk. Great pictures and beautiful birds. I really do enjoy all of your pictures and your descriptions of the bird activities in your yard.

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