Good morning everyone! Happy Friday as well! It is a nice warm morning but the temperature isn’t going to change much today. And it’s mainly cloudy, but no sign of rain yet. There were some thunderstorms moved through the area last night, but not a drop of rain for us here. Perhaps other areas received some rain. But more thunderstorms are in the forecast for later in the day. Only one gull was here this morning, Sir Henry, not sure what happened to the others. Lots of purple finches and goldfinches are around now and they stay out here most of the day. Chickadees are now regular visitors again. Baxter and Betty, 2 of my blue jays, have returned now too, but they don’t hang around long. They each take a peanut and they are gone again. If they don’t do that the crows chase them around trying to get the peanut from them. Those crows have become a real pest unfortunately. They are even trying to chase the gulls away now, maybe that’s why I have lost some.
I put peanuts out this morning and Coffee was first to find out. He got the whole batch for himself this time, which is nice. Skamper joined him for the second batch of peanuts. Now all the chipmunks are busy gathering peanuts and Rocky (squirrel) is nowhere in sight. Two of the chipmunks, Pocket and Skamper went into their feeding box at the same time, from different sides, they both jumped up and took off running in opposite directions. I guess Pocket didn’t realize who came in the other side, of the two, Pocket is the boss. Oops, Rocky just arrived and the chase is on, running around the flower pots with Pocket jumping off the deck. Rocky tried to stop himself and almost did it, but, down he went with a plop on the ground. While he was learning to fly, 2 other chipmunks arrived, got their peanuts and left. Rocky came back, grabbed a peanut and he left. But by the time he returned all the peanuts were gone. I wonder if he will ever learn, it just doesn’t pay to chase the chipmunks.
For our pics today I am sharing a couple more views of the area down by the river. I am sorting my flower pics at the moment so we will be looking at other pics for a couple of days. I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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