Good morning everyone and Happy Friday! Coffee’s on, so grab a cup, sit back and relax for the next few minutes. It’s a very mild morning, still cloudy with a strong south wind, and bringing with it a bit of snow for today. Then it’s going to be very cold tonight again. It’s a very up and down type of winter this year. Jasper was here very early this morning and since it was mild I thought maybe it would be good to go out and talk with him. I give him a peanut and he sits there eating it. “I have some bad news Jasper.” Chip? “Yes, it’s about Jenny, she was run over by a car.” He stops for a minute and looks at me, then starts eating again. Chip. “Yes, she was a very pretty squirrel, you picked out a real nice mate.” Chip. “It may not be too late to find another mate, but don’t cross the street please, it’s too dangerous.” Chip. “Thank you.”
“I have been watching you chase the blue jays, I think you are getting faster.” Loud chip. “The blue jays are more annoying than the chipmunks? I can understand that, they fly, makes it harder to chase them. But I noticed you have found their peanuts a couple times now after they dropped it.” Chip? “Yes, I did see it, very well done Jasper!” Chip. “You’re welcome.” I give him another peanut and he scampers off with it. He is taking that one a long ways, probably going back home for awhile. The blue jays have finally arrived. I can’t figure why they don’t show up early anymore. They used to be here as soon as it was daylight, now it’s about an hour later. Very odd. But it’s been odd all around for birds this winter. But for some birds at least, the natural food supply seems to be good for now, that will likely change by about mid January.
I had to redo my second bird feeder pole yesterday, it wasn’t working out too well. And since it was mild, 25F (-4C), it was perfect since I had to work with bare hands. But after an hour and a half, my hands were cold, red and stiff. But I was finished anyway and everything is much better with that pole now. I should have done that work when I fixed the main pole. Oh well, it’s done now and my hands are back to normal. And today we have a couple more of my favorite pics of the year, which is what I will be sharing from now until the end of the year. I hope you enjoyed your coffee this morning, have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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