Daily Pics #235.

Good morning everyone! I seem to be getting later all the time. It’s due to technical difficulties. A term I use which means my health problems are worse than normal. Which is also why I’m a bit slow in answering comments these days. Sigh. Hopefully this will return to a more normal state soon. It was a quiet morning with the birds, Lady Pearl and mate were here, though he didn’t come down today. I’m not sure if I should keep calling him Sir George, or give him a new name. Speaking of gulls. On Wednesday evening I heard such a huge noise from the gulls that I had to go take a look. This was around 6:30pm. The sky was filled with gulls, I’m sure there were thousands of them flying around out there. I have seen this only one other time, several years ago.

There was a lot of immature gulls, babies from this year, plus the adults. Probably the first time the babies were out flying around far from the nesting sites. There was a mix of the herring and ring-billed gulls. The herring gulls were flying higher, but at times they were closer together so the size difference was noticeable. There is an estimated 10 to 15 thousand ring-billed gulls on the lake and around 5 to 10 thousand herring gulls. Also on Wednesday evening, after the gulls had gone, small flocks of nighthawks came along on their way south. There wasn’t many of them so the main migration must have been the night before. So that puts their migration just a little later than usual. And 9 times out of 10 that means a nice long fall and late winter. I hope they are right this year. Oddly enough there was no crazy chasing this morning. The chipmunks must have been watching Jasper closely and only showed up when Jasper wasn’t here. So it was a calm morning, sunny, warm, a good morning to be on the deck with my coffee.

Now the sun has disappeared behind the clouds, apparently we might get thunderstorms this morning. I decided to share some more pictures from along the river this morning. There are so many beautiful spots down there. I hope you will enjoy them. And I hope you will all have a beautiful weekend and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

143 Comments on “Daily Pics #235.

      • With a catnap or two perhaps. 😸😸Lots of craziness happening today north of us in Portland. It’s getting tense…I hope for the best outcome.
        And you get some rest today, ok?πŸ–πŸ˜Έ

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      • We seldom get news about what’s happening down that way.
        I think I should have read this earlier. Too late. It was a very busy day, too busy really, now I can barely move. Sigh. I should have had a catnap or two myself.πŸ™‚πŸ–πŸ˜»

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      • Busy for us too. We are remodeling/cleaning a rental and are both wiped out. Sleep is going to be sweet tonight!
        If you saw what’s happening to the police in Portlandβ€”what the β€œelected officials” are allowing…breaks your heartβ€”good you don’t get the news. But, some things have to play themselves out…and tonight should be good show! Woohoo!
        Rest well, Steve. Big day tomorrow!
        Heyβ€”happy D day! πŸ™‚πŸ–πŸ˜»

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      • I need to check for some news, I thought it had settled down. We had news about it quite a while back and then nothing, so I thought it all stopped. Guess not.πŸ˜•
        I slept well, but I still feel worn out and lots to do this morning, I actually have to get going now, time flies too fast sometimes.πŸ˜ƒπŸ–πŸ˜»

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      • Today would be day 90 of the Portland riots. But now, opposition is coming…and the kiddos are crying for the police to protect them. It’s just bizarre.
        Times flies too fast…

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      • Wow, that’s a long time! These rioters don’t realize what it would be like without the police. They would be crying for police protection too. Amazing things happening.
        Keep getting pics of those flowers. And Mr. Cat!

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  1. Thats some good news a long fall means, a long fall, more warm days πŸ€” right πŸ™„ I am not good with seasons 😜 about your health, please take care, keep on having these immune boosters, vitamins proteins naturally to keep you active. take good care, have a wonderful weekend Steve, βœ¨πŸ’πŸ€—

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    • Well, a long fall doesn’t necessarily mean warm days, it can be long and cool too. But we’ll see, it’s been a long time since we had a warm long fall so that would be nice.🌞😎
      Yep, I’m doing it, usually it helps but doesn’t seem to be helping much this time. Might be just taking a little longer to work this time. We’ll see.πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • It will work Steve πŸ˜‡Maybe it’s the climate that makes you feel down. keep having the healthy foods βœ¨πŸ€—

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      • Really, I don’t feel down, just my body that’s having problems. And cold weather doesn’t help that, but it’s not cold yet, cool, but not cold fortunately. Yep, I eat as healthy as possible, wish I could eat more fruit, but most I’m allergic too unfortunately. But I do eat lots of veggies, love my veggies! Have a great day Simon!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ

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      • I love Veggies too 😍 except brinjal 🧐 (Allergic to it) I wish your body gets better everyday. Have a peaceful Night Steve βœ¨πŸ€—

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  2. Father in Heaven, I lift up your son Steve today. By the stripes of Jesus, he has been healed. As is in heaven, so may it be in Steve’s life. Give him new strength and health today. Thank you Lord, that your love surrounds and strengthens him through Jesus. Amen

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  3. Whyyy am i so late everyday😫😫😫
    Love the pics steve! Hope you get better!

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  4. The pics are great ! …we had a flicker and blue jay yesterday hanging out togetherπŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ…never saw that before…listen to your doc Steve ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ€”

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  5. Beautiful pics, Steve, and I hope you feel better soon. 🌞🐱 🐭 🐹 🐰πŸ₯ πŸ¦† πŸ¦…πŸ‚ πŸβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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    • Thank you Ribana! I have been doing too much lately and need to slow down a bit for awhile. Hopefully I can convince myself to do that. Have a fantastic evening Ribana!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸ˜»

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