Morning Coffee At Steve’s Country #14.

Good morning everyone! There is lots of nice hot coffee ready for you this morning. Please help yourself and relax for a little while. It is definitely a cold morning here, with that temperature having fallen to -26F (-32C). But it should warm up to -4F (-20C) by this afternoon. We might even get to see a bit of sunshine today. We’ll see if this will help to bring more birds around to the feeders today. But tomorrow it returns to more normal winter temps for December. Jasper and Jenny were here again yesterday but I didn’t see Jenny come up on the deck. She seemed content to look for sunflower seeds on the ground. I notice she still keeps crossing the street, which is not good. Jasper will end up losing his mate.

Are you looking at me? Says this little female red-breasted nuthatch.

Wow, that wood deck is sure booming out there in the cold, makes poor Muffin jump when that happens. Speaking of Muffin, she is in a playful mood this morning. She even lost two of her toys somewhere, including her mouse. That’s not good, I will have to find that mouse, that’s our favorite toy to play with these days. Well, I’m back again, this is going to be late today. It’s actually colder now than it was earlier, I think their high for the day isn’t going to make it that high after all. Oh well. And the feeders are not very active either, kind of surprising, but the little chickadees are still flying back and forth from bush to feeder getting their precious food source of sunflower seeds. They stop periodically to get some quick heat and energy from the suet, then back to the sunflower seeds again.

Hey, all I need to do is twist this wire and this cage will open and I can get it all!

The nuthatches, at least 2 right now, seem to prefer the suet, but also eat a fair number of sunflower seeds during the day. When I put the suet out this morning it was just barely getting daylight and when I got back inside I looked out the window and the female hairy woodpecker was already on the suet pounding away. She must have been waiting up in the tree. But the chickadees were waiting for me too and that was a surprise, but I guess because it was so cold they needed food quickly. They can actually die very quickly if they don’t get food soon enough in the day when it’s cold like this. Depends too just how much food they were able to get the day before. Unlike other birds, they don’t put on any extra fat layer to help them through the cold. Well, here we are entering afternoon. An odd day for sure. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

53 Comments on “Morning Coffee At Steve’s Country #14.

  1. Keep them birdies full! Don’t want dyeing for food!! Stay warm!!! Brrrrr…. we were in the single digits last night so the depths of winter are here I think also! Thanks for the coffee!!πŸ˜πŸ˜‹

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  2. Very cold today ! Thanks for the coffee ! The poor chickadees…they were our only birds today…loved the pics ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜»πŸ™‚β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸŽ„

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  3. Great day to stay warm and enjoy watching the little critters 😻 Hope you are having fun… Did you find Muffin s toy yet πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹ and birds are damn intelligent, look at how it tries to undo that one πŸ˜‚ and I’ve read that your birds are not coming much these days, dont worry, im sure these little critters will be back home to have their feast…πŸ˜‰ Hope Jenny is safe.. if she keep cross ing the road, Jasper future is good 😜 atleast he can be free πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ bachelor life is awesome isnt it πŸ˜‹ luckily nisha didnt saw that one coming 😳 sigh… Close call…☺️

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    • Winter is a great time to stay inside!πŸ˜ƒ Still can’t find Muffin’s toy,πŸ€”πŸ™„ I have looked everywhere, except where that toy is hiding.πŸ™„πŸ™„ Good thing I had another one!😁😸 Maybe the birds will start coming back in January, I hope so.πŸ€”
      Yes, better be careful what you say or you might end up with a headache!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

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      • Yes i had a headache already and thats the result of that comment 😁😐😜, yes, you missed to search where it’s hiding, why don’t you go and search there first?Hey wait a minute πŸ™„ how will you know where it’s hiding πŸ˜³πŸ€” you have confused me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ time for bed…. Good night.. Have a beautiful day Steve πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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      • Thanks Simon, it was a great day, not so cold but the new snow is making it hard to walk outside, very slippery, so I just had a short walk today. Hopefully I can do better tomorrow.πŸ˜ƒπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ
        I confused you? And here I thought it was me that was confused!πŸ€”πŸ˜‚

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      • Slippery πŸ€” someone mixed banana skin on the snow 😳 maybe some oilπŸ™„ too brainy right? I’m thinking too much, maybe sign of a highly stupid thinking πŸ˜‹πŸ˜œ. See, i could confuse myself and others at the same time πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      • Actually snow can be very slippery to walk in or on!πŸ˜¬πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Fresh snow is loose so you can’t get a good grip when walking,πŸ€ͺ feet just slip in the loose snow.πŸ˜³πŸ™„

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