Joined By The Juveniles

After the Grosbeak that starred in my previous post fueled up and flew off, another handsome fellow paid a visit to the backyard…

…and this guy brought two juveniles with him, whom we shall call Thing One…

…and Thing Two!

You can see that they are still getting their adult feathers in. For most of their first year these guys look more like their Mama (pictured below) than their Daddy.

This trio stuck around and stocked up on seed for about three days, typically only coming to the feeders in the evening hours when most of the crowd had departed.

Who knows, maybe these youngsters will mark this as a favorite feeding spot and put my backyard buffet on next year’s travel itinerary.

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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6 Responses to Joined By The Juveniles

  1. dawnkinster says:

    I’m really disappointed that I haven’t had any grossbeaks yet this season! I usually have one or two. I probably need to put more saflower seed.

  2. Platypus Man says:

    Good-looking bird. Don’t get these in the UK, sadly.

  3. lisakunk says:

    They’re beautiful. I think of my grandmother every time I see grosbeaks. She enjoyed her own visitors.

  4. JLeahy says:

    Beautiful photos

  5. Your photos bring out the true joy of backyard birdwatching!

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