Good morning to everyone! It’s a mild morning but still cloudy and we did get more freezing rain overnight so there is a lot of ice out there again. I was ready for it this time however so no slipping and sliding when I put out the bird feeders. Not bad. I need to pick up some sand again to spread on all this ice we keep getting. Looks like it will be one of those winters with lots of ice problems. We did get another 2 inches (5cm) of snow yesterday, so not much to get concerned about. My Daily Pics will be getting a new name starting December 1st. That’s about the only change to this but will better reflect this daily post. The pictures will still be a part of the post however. I will be making a few changes over the next little while, up to January 1st. That will mean adding a couple new posts, both will be a weekly post rather than daily. I’m not saying any more just now, but I will let you know more before they actually begin. I have been thinking of these things since early September, but I have been a bit slow getting all my pictures from this year sorted out properly so I can find the pics I want.
Speaking of Jasper. Poor little guy. He came to get some peanuts yesterday afternoon and of course the blue jays came as well. Jasper took one and off he went with it, then came back and spotted a blue jay in the tree holding a peanut. Jasper turned red and ran after that blue jay. The jay just flew to another branch. Jasper still came after him until finally the blue jay flew off. Then Jasper spotted another one down lower on the tree and went after it. Same thing happened and the jay flew off leaving Jasper sitting there chattering away. He was obviously upset. But he came over and got a peanut which seemed to settle him down. He will never learn it seems.
The featured image at the top is a red-breasted nuthatch and being so pale underneath it is likely a female, though it doesn’t always work that way. In the pic above we have one that is darker underneath so likely it is a male. Thank you all for your many wonderful comments of encouragement yesterday. Hopefully everything is now taken care of, but I will let you know if anything else happens. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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