Good morning on this sunny and chilly Monday! Happy Monday Everyone!! When I went outside to put out the feeders this morning it was cool, very cool. So I had my coffee inside this morning and just watched out the window. Well, for a while I stood out there to watch the fun with the Jasper and the chipmunks, plus Jasper and the blue jays. Jasper is getting to be a rather busy little squirrel. He certainly won’t have to worry about being overweight. No wonder he needs so many peanuts though, all that running around and chasing everything in sight must make him hungry. There was 3 chipmunks out here eating peaceful together, well, almost peacefully. I spread the food around a bit this morning to try and stop the “discussions” from happening. Works good. Jasper doesn’t agree. Means more running for him chasing all these chipmunks. While he chases one, the others are still grabbing peanuts and running for cover.
So he spends a lot of time running back and forth on the deck but the chipmunks are still getting all the peanuts. Working good. Jasper still got his too though, just not so many. He doesn’t need so many, he’ll keep getting them all winter. The chipmunks need their winter food. So this new system is good. Plus the blue jays get some too. It was hard getting peanuts to the blue jays since they won’t go in the peanut box. But if I leave the peanuts on the deck, the crows get them. But it means I have to stand there and watch the whole time so the crows won’t come down. This is okay for the morning, but the blue jays come at other times too, so there is still a problem. I don’t want to lose them. These crows have become a major problem now. Seems I have lost Sir Charles now and Sir Henry. The gulls spend a lot of time on the lake now before heading to their winter vacation spots. Even Lady Pearl and mate have not been here this morning. Sad time of year when I start losing my gulls.
Here are some more pictures from down at the river which I hope you will enjoy today. These pics were taken about 10 days ago. I hope you all have a very marvelous Monday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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