Good morning and Happy Saturday to all of you! It’s a bit milder this morning than it was yesterday, but still feels cold. The humidity is high still so that always makes things feel colder once the temp gets below freezing. Apparently once the temperature goes below 50F (10C), then the humidity will make it feel colder. Its a quiet morning at the feeders, not much activity at all. That’s a bit odd. Usually first thing in the morning is a busy time, birds are normally hungry after a long night. Even Jasper hasn’t shown up. The blue jays are here however, though not as many. Same with the chickadees and one nuthatch. Those chickadees were sure busy late yesterday afternoon. I haven’t seen that many around yet this winter. They certainly like that new feeder I put up the other day. I haven’t seen any redpolls use it yet, but I’m hoping. It will just take one to find it and the rest will join that one very quickly. I sure hope the grosbeaks come back, but those rock doves scared them away again yesterday.
Those birds can be mean. Speaking of the rock doves, they just came flying in again. They sit in the trees all morning waiting for a chance to get at any food that might come out. I only put food out where they can’t get it now. But they still come down and scare away the other birds. They must be getting fed somewhere else in the afternoon. But that makes it harder to get rid of them. I might have to give up any thoughts of getting my grosbeaks back again this winter. Too bad really. They provide some nice photo opportunities for the winter. We don’t have many different birds during the winter, that are easy to find anyway. Right now I have 7 different species coming to my feeders. And today, as I mentioned, we have some pics of one of my favorite birds, the gray jay. This is a bird that looks and acts much differently than other jays. These birds are naturally friendly and fun to have around. Males and females look alike, and they are not colorful like other jays and yet they have their own beauty. Thank you for joining me today. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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