nature is my meditation
a nourishing addiction
How can one resist the daily solicitations of treats from visitors like these? The bird in the first image is a scrub jay that has been coming quite regularly for the last three years, begging for peanuts. A definite routine. He has a charming personality. Some days he will boldly let you know if you haven’t noticed his arrival yet or are ignoring him. Other times, he will wait patiently. When I took this image, he had been waiting for me to finish snapping photos of other wildlife around the yard, but perched himself in a very conspicuous area for me to see him. Perhaps he knew I was aware of his presence and was confident I would not forget his treats.
The chickadees, as with the scrub jays, are year-round residents in our area. They also come everyday, seeking their treats from the various bird feeders. Occasionally they will take off with a peanut half their size, as one is attempting to do in the second image. Their flight is wobbly with that heavy load, but they usually manage to get their feast to it’s destination.
Nature is definitely addictive. But that’s a good thing.