Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Flying and figs. . . . . . . . . .

 As I prepared to fly away to New Hampshire, the garden birds continued
 to fly in. . . . . . to the the fig tree which is still producing a lot of fruit. 
Most of the sweet, ripe, juicy figs are up high though and beyond our reach.  

Yesterday while checking the figs I heard a rustling just above my head.
Looking up I saw this beautiful Brown thrasher, a large but somewhat timid 
bird, the size of an American robin, making a meal of the ripe fig. 
We actually made eye contact, then I headed to the house to get my camera, 
never expecting the bird would still be there when I returned, but it was, 
and I managed to get a couple of shots before it flew off.

Special moments in the garden like this make me so happy.

 An American robin also paying a visit to the fig tree recently.


  1. What a polite bird - it was his/her way of saying thank you for the meal you provided via your fig tree.

  2. How absolutely wonderful that the timid Thrasher bird waited for you to fetch your camera, and posed for a good shot. I know a few birds who could learn to have such good manners! The fig tree looks so good, as I always say, I do love figs. Even the birds do, it appears. xx

  3. Nothing ever waits for me! ☺️

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    1. Was so lucky this sweet bird waited for me to come back with a camera!

  5. How lucky can you get! nothing ever stays still around while I hunt for my camera.

  6. Have a wonderful trip in NH and with Jeanne. Beautiful photos of your tree and birds.

    1. Elizabeth - do you have a crystal ball? It will be a very quick visit but I'm so looking forward to it. We've tried to meet up for the past few year but haven't been in NH at the same time.
      Glad you like my garden birds - they bring me so much happiness.

  7. What a considerate bird! He must have really enjoyed your figs!


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