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.

12 thoughts on “The Fast and the Furious

  1. 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.

  2. 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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