Good morning everyone! It’s definitely chilly here this morning with a temp of just 10F (-12C). Quite frosty if fact so it was a bit slippery on the deck, but I was prepared for it this time so no slipping and sliding around. It is a very quiet morning here today, very few birds have shown up which is rather odd considering the temp. My regular 10 blue jays were here, but have disappeared now. The other 4 that have been joining them didn’t come today. There is also 5 chickadees and one junco. That is quiet indeed. Where did all the birds go? Usually as the weather gets colder I get more birds coming to the feeders, not less. I hope it’s not a trend anyway, maybe just a one day oddity. I saw Jasper running around in the trees so I decided to call him over. He stopped, then came running right over, grabbed a peanut and went. A couple minutes later he showed up for another peanut and went. But he didn’t come back.
Did someone put a scarecrow on my deck? Oh well. Yesterday was fairly busy. The evening grosbeaks stayed around most of the day which was sure nice. The woodpeckers were here off and on, as were the blue jays. There were 10 chickadees all day and a nuthatch. And Jasper was here several times. And 3 pine grosbeaks stopped in briefly late afternoon, but they didn’t stay long. I was happy they came though. Perhaps the birds are just getting a later start today. Well look at that, as I type some evening grosbeaks have arrived and are now busy enjoying their breakfast. So guess it was just a late start for today. The feeder is quite full and there are still more in the trees yet. Hmm, looks like it’s nearly time to put more seeds out, the arguing has begun once again.
Well, our featured image today is the orange hawkweed, a very bright and cheerful wildflower that will grow nearly everywhere. And then in the pic above we have a nice smaller rose, they are only about 2 inches (5cm) across and the bush will produce dozens of these flowers. I hope you all have a fantastic Friday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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