Thursday, May 21, 2015

Breakfast with the birds

I wasn't the only one eating breakfast this morning.

As I sat outside watching the morning wildlife activity, a male cardinal flew into the sycamore tree and perched on a branch with some sort of insect in its mouth.

I took pictures in the hope it would help me figure out exactly what type of insect it planned to eat.

Unfortunately, it remains a mystery.  Even when the cardinal turned toward me, I was unable to tell what he held in his beak.


It was easier to tell what this male bluebird planned to have for breakfast.  I was glad to see him holding a mealyworm.  Yesterday I refilled the feeder with dried mealyworms, a high-protein, high-energy treat that bluebirds seem to especially favor.

Meanwhile, not to be left out, a few feet away from the mealyworm station, a little chickadee landed on the tube feeder in search of a sunflower seed.

A red-bellied woodpecker followed suit - or should I say, 'followed suet,' landing on the suet feeder to peck at a sticky meal of its own.

I shared breakfast hour with one more feathered friend this morning. A tufted titmouse few onto yet another feeder near where I sat.

It sure is nice to have breakfast with the birds. What a great way to start the day.


  1. That is a great way to start the day. Enjoy the rest of your day!

    1. Thanks, Susan! It's been a busy day but at least it began with some quiet and quite wonderful moments watching the birds. :)

  2. Beautiful pics... so much I miss from my old home/garden/grove, but taking care of my sister is priority #1, thanks for sharing

    1. Thank you, Grace. If you can't be at your old homestead, gardening and spending time outside, I hope you'll stop by my page often to visit our wonderful Central Florida nature vicariously. Best wishes to you and your sister.