Good morning everyone! It is sunny and cool this morning and it’s so nice and fresh out there. The trees are alive with birds, mostly purple finches as several families have now arrived. I wonder if they will stay around this winter like they did last winter. It’s unusual for them to do so, except for maybe one or two birds that decide to stay behind. So many of our summer birds have already gone now. All those pleasant songs heard every morning are now part of the past. Most of our warbler species have left us, heading slowly back to their wintering grounds in the tropics. Many others have also gone. But now we have our purple finches, goldfinches and chickadees in good numbers. So many in fact, the feeders can’t hold them all, so ‘discussions’ usually develop. But surprising, at times they can sit for a long time eating and getting along quite nicely.
This morning a blue jay picked up a peanut and the squirrel spotted him. The chase was on. The blue jay was having fun, he would wait on a branch until the squirrel almost arrived, then he would move up to a higher branch, until finally they were at the top of the tree and the blue jay flew off to another tree. The squirrel was left to sit at the top of the tree, chattering and stomping it’s feet. I call it the squirrel dance. He wasn’t too happy. Meanwhile, the chipmunks are down here hauling away all the peanuts. Finally the squirrel comes running down as fast as he could. But by the time he arrived, the peanuts were gone. Perhaps the chipmunks have hired the blue jays to help out.
I have shown close ups of the white pelican before, but it was an immature not quite at breeding age. This one in the pic above has the bump on the beak which shows it’s now of breeding age. The featured image at the top is a beautiful white rose.
Thank you all for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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