Daily Pics #285.

Good morning and Happy Friday to everyone! Although the temp is no different it feels colder this morning than it did yesterday. Perhaps the humidity is higher today, that always makes it feel colder. It’s a great morning to sit indoors with a hot cup of coffee and watch the birds outside. Everyone has been here for their breakfast already this morning, even Jasper showed up bright and early. Surprisingly the blue jays stayed out of Jasper’s way this morning so he had a relatively good morning. That might really mess him up though. But he did get a lot of peanuts, except for maybe a few that he lost to the watchful eye of the blue jays. They waited for him to hide his peanuts, then they went down and took it. But even watching Jasper hide them sometimes the blue jay was unable to find the peanut. I thought that was rather odd. After getting his peanuts he stopped to eat one and then went for a good run through the trees!

Female Pine Grosbeak.

While he was doing that Theodore came for his breakfast. I almost was able to get him to eat from my hand, he was so close, but then he decided against it. One of these days. Our northern birds are coming down now. Yesterday there was a flock of snow buntings that flew past. I have had them at my feeders years ago, but not recently. They are a ground feeding bird so it’s not easy getting them to come to a feeder, usually they eat any seeds that fall to the ground. Also yesterday some pine grosbeaks showed up, they are about 3 weeks earlier than normal. There was 6 of them and they came to the feeder right away. Perhaps they were some of the ones I had here 2 winters ago. We didn’t have any pine grosbeaks last winter which was very odd. So now I’m just waiting for the redpolls to show up. We get both the common and hoary redpolls nearly every winter. Except they too were missing last winter. Hopefully they will be back this year.

Male Pine Grosbeak.

The featured image is one of our blue jays after the snow arrived. The other two pics show the male and female of the pine grosbeaks. These birds are the largest of our grosbeaks and they also have slightly smaller beaks than the other grosbeaks. I hope you all have a great day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

40 Comments on “Daily Pics #285.

  1. Puffy Blue Jays and beautiful pine gros beaks 😍 Jasper had his snacks safely today without much disturbance I’m sure he must be celebrating it now πŸ˜…. Hope you had a lovely Morning ✨😻😍 Enjoy the beautiful Humid Friday 😁

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    • It was a beautiful morning indeed!πŸ˜ƒβ˜ And I didn’t hurt myself either!πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ It is so nice to have the evening grosbeaks and pine grosbeaks here, they add nice color to the winter.😁🐦🐀
      Hope you sleep well tonight Simon, say hi to Nisha!πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄
      Meow,meow=Me say hi too!😺😻

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      • Pine gros beaks are colourful, like how many colours they are available,πŸ€” looking nice ofcourse 😍 yep, that was a good sleep. too much workout 😱 yesterday and the pains are showing up today 😁 no workout today 😼 Hope u had a fantastic day, Weekend is coming 😍 ☺️

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      • How many? Let’s see, the evening is yellow and black with white, pine is red, rose-breasted is black and white with bright red triangle on breast, blue grosbeak is blue (but they are southern US bird, we don’t get them), black-headed grosbeak has black head and rusty orange body(they are in western Canada) though I did see a female one year. That’s it.πŸ€” The weekend is starting off great! Have a good evening Simon!πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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      • Good Morning Steve, that’s quiet an amazing observation you never failed to amaze us on that part, you are a genius Steve, you should have tried with Canada govt intelligence department πŸ™‚ that’s okay, we still have you as PI with Mr and Mrs Cats 😻😻😼😼 Enjoy these lovely weekend βœ¨πŸ€—

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      • Good morning Simon!🌞 Or is it evening?πŸ€” No, it’s morning, it’s evening here.πŸ™„ I think.πŸ€ͺ Let me go check.πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Yep, it’s evening here,πŸŒ™ I can see the moon, so it’s morning there. I think. Well, sometimes anyway. Wow, look how much I can say without saying anything!😡 Thanks Simon!😁 Hope your Sunday is a good relaxing day for you!πŸ˜ŽπŸ›Œ Don’t forget to eat well, but not too much.🍞πŸ₯—πŸŸπŸ• I think my brain has already gone to bed.πŸ˜’ It’s been one of those days. I think.🀯 Hard to remember!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ

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      • Good Morning Steve😍 I am too lazy to wake up.these days πŸ˜³πŸ™„ not sure why i feel so sore πŸ˜… just my routine workout that’s it 😌 about eating I have to cook πŸ˜’ not surr what to cook I’m feeling sleepy again 😨 have to get back to kitchen, else I’ll starve today . It’s good to be early at bed, Have a peaceful night πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ while I try to figure out what to eat πŸ˜„πŸ˜

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      • yep the pants are getting bigger, wait is it me that eats ? not the pants right πŸ€”πŸ˜œπŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

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      • Thank you both of yu 😍I’ll say a Hi to Nisha 😻😍 by the way she is far again , with her dad, when he was in hospital she went there to take care of him, now she hav to come back, I’ll go and pick her up once my month end is over ☺️

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      • Back on your own again, no wonder you’re losing weight, not eating properly again. At least it’s not too long this time.πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸ€ͺ

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      • Yep, it’s not too long, I have booked tickets already I want her to take care of her dad, not me. I know how to take care of me now ☺️ A little weight loss is not going to hurt anyone πŸ˜„ not me, at last it’s doing good to me, I was waiting to lose weight πŸ˜‰.. Now is the time 😁

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      • You can take care of yourself?😳 I need to learn that too.πŸ™„ One of these days. Muffin tries to teach me but I’m a slow learner.πŸ€ͺ I need to lose some weight too, stop the sugar intake and exercise more.πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺ I think.πŸ€”πŸ™„

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      • Did you said Sugar 😱how can I stop thatπŸ₯Ί I am eating a lot of sugar lately πŸ˜…πŸ˜… I should find a way to stop it πŸ˜‰ and more excercise is happening, even too much sometime, but the sugar part πŸ™„πŸ˜³ well that’s a reason why I can’t lose weight at certain areas, hey do you know how to lose fat in your thumb finger πŸ€” I should try some thumb crunches 😼 these days Ive been blogging only on mobile and my thumb got fat 😎 I should burn it’s fat πŸ˜πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒ also my nose is getting bigger and hey my ears too, any workouts you know? to shrink these two πŸ™„ please tell me I have to shrink that ☺️

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      • Hmm, let’s see, you could try punching your nose. Ears? Hmm, first put some cotton in your ears, then wet mud before you go to bed. Thumbs? Stick in cold water for 10 minutes every hour. Enjoy!😁πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ‘‚πŸ€œπŸ‘ƒ

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      • stick in cold water πŸ˜’πŸ™„u sureπŸ€”because I asked for my thumb, not to keep a shrimp fresh πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚and cotton in ears πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚I’m doing it already due to recent fungal infection πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚and u r trying to make my nose look even bigger, no not going to try 😜😜

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      • Putting your thumb in cold water will shrink it.
        But are you putting wet mud on your ears before you go to bed?
        Hmm, could be right on the nose idea. Try rubbing olive oil on your nose before going to bed.

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      • πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚πŸ˜œU sure ? fine I’ll try it next time and send u a bunch of those pictures πŸ˜πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

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      • Or you could try hitting your other fingers with a stick😳 and they will all look fat that way your thumb will look thinner. Time for bed, I hope,πŸ€” good night Simon!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΊπŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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      • ha ha ha, I will sure try that one, I’m sure you’ll get some pictures πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ Good Night Steve βœ¨πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  2. What beautiful pics of the birds ! Say hi to Muffin for me ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜»πŸ˜€πŸ©πŸ©

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