Daily Pics #280.

Good morning everyone! It was cold going out with the bird feeders this morning, but there’s still no snow on the ground so that’s a good thing. But for me I would have to say that winter has started, the temps are certainly cold enough, the ground is freezing, and there is snow flurries. Amazingly there is still a lot of little juncos around, but they are tough birds usually staying until the last minute. I think there is only one sparrow around now, a white-throated sparrow. The purple finches decided to leave and most of the pine siskins as well. Jasper was here this morning, briefly anyway, to get a few peanuts. Seeing those blue jays out there kind of made him go crazy for a bit. He was running around all over the place trying to chase them. They would just jump up and come right back down after Jasper went past. Finally he just came, took a peanut and left. Those blue jays are just not as much fun as the chipmunks. Poor Jasper. He’s going to have a long winter. This will be his first winter too. Maybe he’ll have fun playing in the snow like other squirrels. I keep telling him the chipmunks will be back in the spring. So we sit side by side while he eats his peanut, both longing for spring to return even though it is a long, long wait. The deer were back this morning as well, eating the last of the leaves on the raspberry plants. The leaves are still green even though frozen solid. The evening grosbeaks were just here for their breakfast, they eat fast, cheerfully chirping and occasionally getting into some “discussions”.

Male evening grosbeak eating a sunflower seed, part of the shell falling from it’s beak.

The featured image shows several “evening grosbeaks” at the feeder while the pic just above shows a lone male evening grosbeak. I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

28 Comments on “Daily Pics #280.

  1. It is 0735 as I write this (california time) and it is a nice 57 degrees as the sun is just toping over the hill in front of my place. I still have the room fans cooling the house and the windows and patio doors open to let in the morning air. I can hear the quail calling out in the near distance as the day is heading again for a 90+ temp. I’m comfortable in shorts and a t-shirt. Ain’t life grand? πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜·πŸ˜·

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  2. Have a lovely Sunday Steve.. Gorgeous pictures of grosbeaks ✨😍 and yes, let’s wait till spring, Chipmunks would be back, and it will come in a blink ☺️Hope all is well βœ¨πŸ€—Stay Safe ✨✍️

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    • Hi Simon! πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈWow, you must blink very slowly!😳 Another bad day for my back,πŸ˜• just the weather. So I haven’t been on here today, lying down instead.😳 Have a great Monday Simon!😁😺🌞πŸ₯ΆπŸ§Š

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      • Oops, that’s bad. Hope it’s all good now, did you tried to pull something ? did u see something that bear does πŸ€”please don’t copy we are Human. and don’t hurt yourself pls. Take careπŸ€—. Thank you Steve πŸ₯°

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      • Yes, I’m feeling better today, not normal, but better than yesterday anyway.🐻πŸ₯Ά Enjoy your evening!πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜Έ

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      • Hope your bears would keep you normal, or was that rats πŸ™„ you know? today my cats killed a snake πŸ˜… they are so clever to plav with it and finally killed it… nailed it with their nails 😼😻

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      • Hey, good for the cats! Cats don’t like snakes so they will always go after them. I’m sure Muffin has killed snakes before.πŸ€”πŸ˜ΎπŸπŸ‰

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      • β˜ΊοΈπŸ€” oh that I know now, out of 5 only 3 were brave enough to tease the snake to death, anyway that’s over now, Wow Muffin 😻I knew u hav killed before with ur strong paws 😍

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  3. Great pics of the grosbeaks ! Mainly blue jays and chickadees today along with our squirrels…they sure are cute ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ©πŸ©πŸ˜»πŸ™‚β„οΈπŸŒ¨

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    • Yes, I will try to stay away from bears, unless they come here, but I’m staying inside if they do come around!πŸ€ͺ🐻😲 I’ll stick with Theodore, he’s big, but safe!πŸ˜‚πŸ¦ƒ

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  4. I love your pic of all of the birds at the bird feeders! They appear to be having a happy time. Our temp was 55 F this morning and the high will be 73 F Glorious weather! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸŒžπŸ‚ 🍁

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