Too Sweet

Resident birds and squirrels love our rustic, leaf-strewn backyard. We have woodpeckers, a smattering of blue jays, wrens, doves and an occasional robin. Sipping coffee and reading the paper this morning, I spied Monsieur and Madame Red Bird. I usually see such a couple as each breakfasts separately. The male arrives first, enjoys his food, and waits for his beloved. She dines a bit slower and, when done, off they fly. Not so today. This couple shared seed scattered below the bird feeder, looked lovingly at one another, and then tenderly touched beaks. Off they flew to a mid-morning rendezvous.

It behooves a gentleman to show patience.

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