Daily Pics #261.

Good morning to all of you! It is a cool, cloudy and wet morning here once again and the wind is just beginning to blow. That wind makes it feel even colder. The remaining summer birds are leaving now. Large flocks of geese heading south. Juncos coming in from the north to spend some time with us before heading further south. Probably half of the white-throated sparrows are gone now. Less than a third of the purple finches remain. The goldfinches are all gone but some pine siskins have come back to replace them. The chickadees are here for the winter, a white-breasted nuthatch has joined them and all 10 of my blue jays are here now for the winter. The northern sparrows should be showing up very soon to spend a week or two with us before heading south. Then there is Theodore. He’s my friendly wild turkey that keeps coming around. He’s getting quite tame. I think someone else in the neighborhood is trying to make friends with him too. I can now get him to come right up to me, with the aid of peanuts, but he won’t yet take them from my hand. But I keep hoping.

Just like I’m trying to get the blue jays to take peanuts from my hand. With them it will just take one to start doing so and the others will follow quickly enough. I think the chipmunks will disappear this week, it’s getting kind of cold for them, and they likely have enough food to carry them through the winter. Maybe 2 winters. They have been hauling away a lot of peanuts. Jasper has finished hauling away the walnuts now, though there might still be one or two up in the tree hiding among the leaves. Speaking of leaves, they have really been falling the last couple of days. So many trees are now bare completely, yet there are still a few that are totally green. Kind of interesting how that works. Back to Jasper. Though he has finished with the walnuts he hasn’t come back for peanuts, except to get one or two each day for a quick snack. Maybe he has found food elsewhere without those chipmunks to fight with all the time? Time will tell I guess. Hmm, the clouds are breaking up and blue sky is moving in. Maybe we will get some sunshine today after all. That would be nice.

The featured image shows some more of our fall foliage at Rabbit Lake. And the photo above is Baxter the blue jay sitting beside me saying, “peanut please”. I hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

26 Comments on “Daily Pics #261.

  1. WHOHHH!!!!! Autumn is already here at your place😳😳😳😳😳 I am still enjoying Summer😎😎
    Anyway how are things Muffin!!!!! I want to know if Steve is getting sore feet or NOT!!!!!!!

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  2. Woah 😱 that is simply eye stealing 😍 hey is that a painting πŸ€­πŸ€”πŸ€ͺ that looks so much like a painted wall 😻 I’ve never seen such πŸ₯° I’m enjoying πŸ™„ rain here πŸ˜‚ cold πŸ˜’ 25 C 😳 Oh that turke getting friendly πŸ˜‚ not a good sign 😜 Thanksgiving is coming πŸ˜‚ you are trying too with peanuts😜 Blue Jay is so beautiful how do u remember it’s Baxter πŸ™„you have a good memory ofcourse πŸ˜‰ You not just smartest, more brilliant too ☺️ Have a beautiful warm day ✨😎

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    • Yes, the colors of fall are amazing,πŸ˜πŸπŸ‚ more pics coming too!πŸ˜€πŸ“· Did you say 25 is cold??😲 That’s a nice summer day!😁🌞 Yep, I think someone is getting him friendly and stuffing him with food so they can get stuffed with turkey!πŸ˜³πŸ¦ƒ I can remember Baxter, Betty, Big Blue, Becky, and Benson. The others are harder to tell apart. They all have different faces and Big Blue is easily the biggest of all.πŸ™‚ Guess you are in bed now, have a good night Simon!πŸ˜€πŸ₯±πŸ˜΄πŸŒ™

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      • I was in bed, now in small bed, Sofa 😜πŸ€ͺ not working out being month end, don’t want to get tired ☺️ It’s a summer ofcourse πŸ™„ but very cold πŸ˜’ especially I hate wet places 😜. As I told u before for this rain that doesn’t even touch 100 mm roads are gone 😳 full of water 🧐 that’s why I hate this season πŸ€ͺ. Looks like it will end this week πŸ€— and Turkey , oh sure it is getting stuffed, be careful πŸ˜‰. Blue Jay are one of my fav birds after birds of Paradise and sea gulls 😁. Now I’m awake, guess you are off to bed now… Gud Night Steve ✨😻

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      • Hey, you need a boat!🚀 Hmm, good point, you don’t want to get tired before you get tired or you’ll be so tired when you get tired you won’t be able to sleep, which will make you more tired and before you know it you’re retired!πŸ˜΅πŸ˜„ Yep, I have to head off to bed,πŸ₯±πŸ› now I’m tired. Have a good day, um, well, as good as possible anyway with all that extra work.πŸ€ͺ Drink lots of coffee to keep you awake!β˜• Or maybe lots of tea!β˜•β˜• Lots of water? Good night Simon, I’m off!😁πŸ₯±πŸ˜΄πŸŒ™

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      • Good Night βœ¨πŸ€— Yes I’ll remember all that, drink lot of tea and water 😎πŸ€ͺI’ll just go into my month end mood”😀” πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚

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      • Hi Simon!πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ
        Hope your day wasn’t too bad, or are you even finished yet?πŸ€” Oh my,😳 I hope you’re finished and can relax for a while and unwind before going to bed.πŸ€ͺ Have a nice evening!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒ™

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    • Yes, I agree, though this year a bit short with all this wind and rain knocking the leaves off the trees rather fast.πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒ§πŸπŸ‚

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