Good morning and Happy Friday everyone! Very heavy clouds this morning so once again I need to have lights on inside or it’s actually very dark in here. Oh well, it is winter, days are short and often very dull looking due to clouds. On the plus side, cloudy days mean milder temps in the winter, so that part is nice. But they also generally mean snow. Such as today. We did get a bit of snow overnight, about 2.5 inches (6.5cm). And it is still snowing lightly. Too dark for nice pictures though unfortunately. Still not many birds around and that is unusual. Normally snow will really bring the birds to the feeders. There was one male pine grosbeak and one male evening grosbeak. And 2 dozen rock doves keeping all the others away. With me trying to chase the rock doves away. I’m losing the battle it seems. Which means losing my birds for the winter, which will make for a rather dull winter around Steve’s Country.
I just put some more peanuts out. Jasper was about 200 feet away playing in a tree, but he heard those peanuts drop on the step. He stopped. And looked. Then he came running through the trees amazingly fast and got here before the blue jays had taken them all. I’m not going to get this finished, I have to keep getting up to chase those rock doves. Sigh. I guess it’s good exercise getting up like that, so that’s a plus. But the grosbeaks are trying to get down to the feeder right now, but they can’t. I wonder if those rock doves will actually give up after a while? Have to wait and see I guess. Where was I? Oh right, Jasper. He seemed to be having a lot of fun in the trees this morning, running along the branches acting like a snow plow and clearing all the snow off, really making it fly. And making himself white. But he was too far away for a picture on a day like this. But he did look cute covered with snow. Perhaps another day.
Well, for our male and female bird pics today we have my favorite little black-capped chickadee. Can you tell which is which? I hope you have a wonderful Friday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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