Good morning everyone! Another cool but sunny and very beautiful morning here today. The chickadees have returned once again and they should be with us now until next spring. So nice to see them back again. The purple finches are still here and have brought their babies around. Those little ones, now as big as the parents, just sit there squawking and flapping their wings while the mother sits at the feeder eating. I’m sure she’s telling them to stop squawking and get over here and eat. One was trying but didn’t seem to understand it needed to sit on the perch in order to reach the seeds. It didn’t take too long though and the little ones had it figured out. Finally went for a walk yesterday after a week, there was flocks of little birds, mostly warblers, all through the trees. Most of our warblers will be heading south over the next month, along with other birds. Most of our summer birds are here for such a short time.
Sir George and Lady Pearl were here twice this morning for breakfast, and Sir Charles was here as well. There is another gull that comes now too, but he’s not very brave and is a bit scared by all the crows. So I stand out there to make sure he gets his food. Or maybe it’s her food. That could be why she’s scared of the crows. Lady Pearl used to be scared of them too, until she discovered she can chase them off the feeder easily. Although there is still one nasty crow who likes to defy her. But now that nesting season is over, she comes with Sir George all the time anyway. That nasty crow tried to come on the feeder with Sir Henry yesterday, he ended up with a headache. Oh well, it’s a beautiful morning.
For our pics today, we have another hollyhock in a different shade of pink for the featured image at the top. And in the photo below is the “bicolor monkshood”. This is a beautiful, very tall flower, but it has trouble standing on it’s own. Once the flowers begin to open it kind of falls over easily.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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