Good morning and Happy Monday everyone! Yes indeed, it’s that time of the week again. A time to get up and get moving into another marvelous Monday. So, grab a cup of coffee, take a nice long sip and put a smile on your face. That’s why we’re here this morning, “for a smile as wide as a country sunrise”! So come on, give it a try everyone, I know you can do it! Do some nice big stretches to get rid of that morning stiffness. You don’t need a lot of strenuous exercising, although there is nothing wrong with that if you can do it. But just some nice long and easy stretches will do the trick and get you moving this morning. It was so nice watching Baxter and Betty. It’s that time of year and the male blue jays are looking for mates. So Baxter comes down and checks through all the peanuts to find the biggest one he can. Then up he goes, breaks it open and hops over to Betty and feeds it to her. If she accepts the food, then she is accepting him also as her mate. She gladly accepted the peanuts again this year.
And now, it’s time for more bird pics to begin our week…
Here’s Baxter out looking for peanuts, though this was in the fall, not now.
And here is Big Blue, also waiting for me to toss out some peanuts as I sit outside in the fall. They get quite tame after a while and Baxter would actually land on my knee to get a peanut.
And here is my favorite sparrow, the fox sparrow. This is also our largest sparrow but they go further north for their nesting.
Here you can see him a bit better from the front, they have a large dark spot of their chest. Called a fox sparrow because of it’s bright rusty colored tail. Usually when these birds come back it means winter is definitely over. I hope you all have a great day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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