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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Nature's Drama

There is some serious drama that happens in the great outdoors.
Seriously. If you spend most of time looking at these...

...or sniffing this...

...or even these...

...then you are missing out on the serious drama that happens in the outdoors. Pull up a chair and just sit and watch. Yesterday's nature drama unfolded in front of my eyes. It revolved around some Carolina chickadees, their nosy neighbors (Mr. Bluejay and Mr. Robin), and dinner.

It all started when Mr. Carolina Chickadee got dinner.

You know it's a good dinner when you gotta take your dinner and shake it up and down and all around...

When you gotta drag it? Oh...yeah...that's some good eats.

After the meal is prepared, Mr. Chickadee took it back to the house to plate it...
but then discovered that he was missing a key ingredient.

And so off he flew to get the missing ingredient.

Oh, but wait! Look who just showed up! Somebody wants in on dinner.
This would be Mr. Bluejay. He's nosy. And he's hungry.

Mr. Robin decides that if Mr. Bluejay has invited himself to dinner, he's so getting in on this too.

Mr. Carolina Chickadee was on his way home when he saw his neighbors sitting by his house. What to do? Do what you gotta do. Hide. Pretend like no one is home. In spite of the tasty morsel of food sitting on your table, you've got to wait it out because you know if you invite them in, they'll eat your dinner PLUS anything you have sitting around. No, you gotta do what you gotta do. You gotta wait it out.

And the plan worked. Because guess who got tired of waiting? Yup.

And now it's safe to go home. Tonight. But who knows what drama will play out later?

Because someone is lurking...and waiting...



  1. You crack me up! I love this! We have a nest of baby birds under our deck and I can't wait for them to be be old enough to come out so I can take their pictures! Thanks for the story this morning!! Happy day to you, my friend!

  2. Oh the drama is so much fun to watch. We had house wrens build a nest in our grill on the deck this year. :D And the mocking bird clan that have owned the land our house sits on for generations, they were not pleased.

  3. HA! I love that you stayed and watched the whole story and documented it for us so we could see how it all panned out. You are an amazing photographer and storyteller Erin!

  4. Shannon - hope you get a few pics of the eggs with your macro!

    Michelle - Ha! Someone moved in on their territory -lol!

    Sunday - It started out that I was fascinated that the chickadee was killing his dinner and then the next thing I know, there's this whole dramaliciousness happening!

    KWombles - Thanks for dropping by!



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