Good morning everyone and Happy Monday to you all! Well, it definitely was a wet night here with thunderstorms hitting us starting last evening. Poor Muffin, she really did not have a good time at all. She felt that severe weather 2 hours before it actually hit us and she stayed with me during that time, but when it hit she disappeared under the bed. I used to enjoy thunderstorms, but since that one severe storm flooded my apartment it kind of changed my opinion just a bit. Ordinary thunderstorms are one thing, but severe thunderstorms are a little different. One storm that hit the area last night at 8 pm produced ping pong sized hail and very strong wind. It missed us right here going by just a bit north. That was fine with me, especially with these big, and old, windows in here. We received about 3 and1/2 inches (over 8cm) of rain overnight. We did get some hail here, but it was only a small amount and marble sized. It’s actually going to be a rather wet week with a fair bit of rain coming over the next couple of days. On the plus side, it is supposed to be warm today, 85F (29C) for a high. That’s not so bad! And now for some nice bird pics to share with you today…
In the above pic with have a female hairy woodpecker filling up with sunflower seeds to take back and feed to her young. Both her and the male have been busy doing this for several days now. They have also found that peanuts work great as well.
And in the above photo we have a female goldeneye duck with her family of little ones out for a swim. This is actually the first time I have seen goldeneye ducklings so it was certainly a nice treat for me. I hope you all have a great Monday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin. (who is still a bit nervous)
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