Good morning and Happy Friday to all of you! It’s somewhat milder here this morning with a temp of 23F (-5C) and heavy clouds. But it should warm up to 37F (3C) by this afternoon which isn’t so bad. There definitely wasn’t much bird activity yesterday, I sure hope it doesn’t stay that way, it would be a dull winter if we don’t get many birds. But we’ll see what happens after the warm weather leaves us next week. Monday to Thursday should be very nice weather but after that it’s back to snow and cold. But I’m thankful that warm weather is coming, it will give me a chance to replace my bird feeder and hopefully make things better and safer for me so I don’t end up being like Jasper, falling to the ground. Unfortunately I would land with a larger “thud” than he does. That warm weather will also mean few birds around at the feeder which gives me a bit more time to work on it so I don’t have to rush with it. That’s nice.
Theodore, the turkey, wasn’t here yesterday but he showed up again this morning. I had just finished putting out the bird food when Theodore came walking up the stairs and onto the deck. I said ‘good morning’ to him and he went ‘gerbil, gerbil’. He stopped when he got to me so I asked how he was doing. ‘Gerbil, gerbil’, he answered. Then I told him there was fresh sunflower seeds on the feeder. He looked up at the feeder then walked past me, said ‘gerbil, gerbil’, then up on the railing and up onto the feeder. He must have been hungry, he was really picking up those seeds fast. He’s a fun bird to have around even though he’s a bit hard on the feeder. That feeder was never made for a bird his size, but the new one will be done differently and stronger. I hope Theodore keeps coming all winter.
Today’s pics are two of our dark-eyed juncos, a light colored one as our featured image and a dark one, both looking right at me which is nice. I always like when they do that. I hope you all have a fantastic Friday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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