They’re Back! Pleasures…Part 1.

Good morning once again everyone!  This promises to be another beautiful day with abundant sunshine.  And…Sir George and his mate Lady Pearly returned yesterday morning.  I looked out my window and Sir George was sitting on top of his pole looking around.  So I went out with food for him and that’s when I noticed that Lady Pearl was also here, sitting on the roof.  So I put the food on the feeder and just barely stepped back when Sir George came down, so I stood there talking with him for a bit.  Then he filled up with some food while Lady Pearl looked on, not quite sure if she should come down.  She did decide to come down at a different time, along with Sir George.

Sir George on one of his trips down to the feeder yesterday.

To back up briefly, I cut up a wiener for them, 12 pieces, and Sir George picked up 8 and flew up to the roof, bowed to Lady Pearl and then fed the pieces to her which she accepted, meaning that she once again accepts him as her mate.  A ritual performed each year.  They are one of those birds that “mate for life”, a term that means staying together until one mate dies, then they will pick a new mate.  So nice to watch them go through this ritual each year.  This is one of those “pleasures” that I like to talk about at times.

Sir George in the front, Lady Pearl just a bit behind him, and smaller too.

This is probably a good time to stop and take a look at all the amazing “pleasures” that we can find around us.  It’s a good idea at any time, but when stressful times really come along as right now with this Covid-19, then it’s good to remind ourselves of all the pleasures that abound around us.  This will help give us a much brighter outlook on things and help us day by day, if we will allow it too.  Like the beauty of this flower below, a definite “pleasure”.20191006_173424

We get thousands of gulls back each spring and they are here right now.  I was on the deck last evening and the gulls were flying around, some low, some high, I am sure probably 2 or 3 thousand just in the area I could see and all of them squawking away having a great time.  A lot of people hate those noisy gulls, but for me it is such a wonderful time, letting me know that spring has come once again.  The clouds of a cold, long winter have been put behind and the sunshine of spring returns.  I wish I could have gotten a picture of these gulls, but it was getting late and not much light left in the sky.  But it was another “pleasure” for me.

A smile in the sky last night, another “pleasure”

And then yesterday morning I could hear the chirping of a robin but couldn’t see it right then.  But a little later, there he was, sitting in the birch tree behind my apartment, singing so beautifully as he warmed himself in the sun.  And I got a pic, but unfortunately not while he was in the sun, but later in the day once the sun had set.  But it still turned out rather well.  Robins are another bird that really signals spring for us here in the north and another real “pleasure” to enjoy, both by sight and song.

This is a male northern Robin.

I am going to stop it right here for now, but there will be a part 2 coming up a little later.  I hope you will come back for more “pleasures” to be shared at that time.  Until then, I hope you have a beautiful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

© 2020 Steve McLeod.

48 Comments on “They’re Back! Pleasures…Part 1.

    • Cardinals are beautiful birds. I have only seen them on 2 occasions here and both times it was females. But I have seen them further south.
      Yes, it is nice to see these birds return again and to know they still remember me too.

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      • we have a good number of cardinals here. We used to have a bird feeder on our back door, but the squirrels kind of took it over, so we took it down. I always got excited when a cardinal flew into the bird feeder.

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      • I can understand being excited about cardinals. Yep, squirrels can do that sometimes. Oddly I have not had that problem with squirrels here even though there was a lot of them one year. Only one around now.

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      • 4 females and their young, which numbered 14, were chased away by a new male. The former head male and 2 females didn’t make it across the street, one female drowned in my landlord’s rain barrel. So I was left with one male, but he discovered once mating time came, that no females were left, so he departed for parts unknown and never came back.


  1. Can’t wait for part 2!!!! AMAZING! Sir George is finally back!!!!

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  2. Wow Steve ✨ Sir George is back 😍 and the way they live is amazing, mate for life 😍😍😍 So beautiful to read what sir George did out there 🥰 It was lovely 🥰. And the Robin also looking so beautiful ✨😍 So nice to see your friends back 😉 Looking forward to your Spring surprises Steve 💐 Muffin definitely having fun🐱

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    • hehe, I thought you went to bed.🤔😂 They are amazing birds and fun to watch.😀😺🌞 Spring is here and more fun to come!🌞😄😸 Have a wonderful night Simon!😀🌙😴😴

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      • 😀😀 It was really a wonderful night Steve 😀 I didn’t sleep last noon and had a very good night sleep, This schedule is perfect. Cooking in the morning, study a new language in the morning for an hour, write story, workout at evening, watch a movie when feeling asleep. Tat’s it. Until April 14 This is my schedule 😀😀 Have a beautiful warm day Steve, Sun is HOT over here 32C feels like 36C honestly.

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      • Oh, such beautiful temps!🌞😎🌴 But hey, we got up to 12 yesterday!!😁🌞🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️🌲 Felt like summer again!😀😸🌞🌳 I might try my river path today,🚶‍♂️🚶‍♂️ or tomorrow. Just kind of checking it,🤔 I don’t expect to get all the way to the river,🚶‍♂️🚶‍♂️ I want to get back again!😂😹🙄 Hope you continue enjoying your new schedule, that’s a good way to do it.😃😺🌞☕☕

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  3. How exciting to have Sir George and Lady Pearly back ! And the ritual is so sweet ! Brought smiles to my face ! ☕️☕️😀☕️☕️

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    • Yes, I enjoy my gulls. There are 4 of them that come around now, but Sir George is the largest, he has a wingspan of 5 feet (150cm).😃😺
      I’m trying to get pics of the moon every night until it’s full, unless it’s cloudy. There will be some cloudy nights coming up this week.😁🌙📷Have a wonderful day!😁😸🌞☕☕

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  4. Wow that’s sounds great Steve, Spring is warming up 😍 Thanks Steve, I’m on my schedule don’t want to miss that ☺️😉✍️

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    • Spring is going great so far,🌞🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ however, cooler weather is coming back again soon.😳 But only for a couple days.😁 Keep up with that writing, the right way to write is to write right!😂😂😹😹🙄

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      • Why? Why it visits like a long distance family member 🙄🤔 Glad it’s only for a couple of days.☺️ Have a beautiful day Steve ✨🤗 Muffin 😸

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      • That’s spring around here, warms up for a while,🌞😀 then, suddenly cold again,🥶 then back to warm.😄🌞 Also 10-15cm of snow😳 in the forecast for Friday.😬

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      • For real 🙄 10-15 cm of snow. My god. Take care on those days Steve. And avoid shovel. Hope that forecast goes wrong. 😉

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      • Yes, I’m hoping that snow won’t come around. But I won’t shovel it, it will have to melt if we get anything.😳😲😬🤔☕☕🌞🌞

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      • Aren’t you supposed to be in bed? Yes, I agree.
        Good night Simon! Hope you have a great day tomorrow from today which for you is yesterday!😁😸😴😴

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      • Did you just 🙄🤔…. Okay, never mind 😁😂. I slept today and woke up today. I’m supposed to be falling in sleep yesterday and then wakeup today. But It just took more time to sleep 😉✨ Have a peaceful night Steve ✨🤗 Muffin 😸

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    • Yep, I think all birds that mate for life will do it each year. Like Baxter the blue jay, each year he comes down and looks for the biggest peanut in the pile and offers it to his mate, if she accepts, then they continue together. A formality really since they stay together anyway. Interesting how it works for them, kind of renewing marriage vows perhaps.
      Thanks for taking a look Stu!😁😸🌞☕☕

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