Suet Lover

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Every day she works on making a hole in the dead gumtree branch. How she keeps from getting a migraine I certainly do not know. She gets her energy from my suet cake hanging outside my window.

High in the gum tree

She slowly carves out a nest

Coming back for suet

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Reflections of One’s Self

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This morning I heard a tap, tap, tapping on my kitchen window. When I went to see what it was, this cute little brown capped nuthatch pecking at his mirrored reflection in the tinted glass. The overcast day tuned our Low-E windows into mirrors. He was trying very hard to chase away that bird he saw in the window. So funny! How often do we want to try to chase away that person we see in our mirror!

Silly little bird

trying to peck his image

Just like you and me

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Towhee Spring Fashion

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Towhees are one of the most beautiful birds that come to my feeder. They walk up and down my rail eating seeds, all the time aware of everything that is going on around them. Their orange and black feathers rival anything on a New York Runway!

Spring brings bright colors

Towhees strut in orange and black

Red eyes add accent

 

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Redwing Blackbird

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Today is the first time I have seen a Redwing Blackbird at my feeder. He was very striking in the morning sunlight. He ate his fill and then was on his way. What a pleasant surprise. I wonder where he is heading?

Redwing Blackbird
at my feeder during lunch
Spring migration

 

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

January Birds

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Cold weather in January always brings the birds to my feeder. They bring me a lot of joy as I watch them gobbling down the sunflower seeds and millet. The Red Bellied Woodpecker and Mourning Dove share the feeder together. This is nice to see since birds are often very competitive for the food. Perhaps we could learn from them how to get along.

Woodpecker and dove

Share my winter bird feeder

A lesson for all

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Kim at d’Verse asked us to write a Haibun that talks about January and all it brings with it. I love my winter birds so I chose to write this one.

Come join us at: https://dversepoets.com

The Great White Egret

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Great White Egrets are partially migrating birds, nesting in Northern areas and migrating South to warmer areas of the country for winter. Today Frank Tassone asked us to write a Haikai piece about migrating birds. This bird spends it’s summers nesting on Hammer Creek in Pennsylvania near the Snavely Mill. As cold weather comes on it moves to warmer areas till Spring.

Gorgeous white egret

Spends summers on Hammer Creek

Winters on bayou

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Beautiful Grosbeaks

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Eastern Blue Grosbeak

The grosbeaks are migrating through our area of North Carolina this month. I have both the Eastern Blue Grosbeaks and the Rose Breasted Grosbeak coming and posing at my bird feeder. I took the Rose Breasted Grosbeak this morning! As you can see they are fabulous in color and a poetry all their own. I know you will enjoy the following photos.

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Rose Breasted Grosbeak

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Christmas Visitors

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Christmas is all about visitors. Mary and Joseph, the baby Jesus, Shepherds, Wise Men all visitors in the Christmas story. These were my beautiful visitors on this Christmas day.

Dressed in royal red

Black and white adorned she comes

All looking for food

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Male Cardinal

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Female Hairy Woodpecker

 

Photos: Dwight L. Roth