Good morning and Merry Christmas everyone! It’s another cold morning, though not like yesterday. It actually warmed up overnight with that south wind that began last evening. The sky is clear so we might get a chance to see the sun for part of the day again. We have lots of coffee available this morning, but I realize everyone is busy today so you may not have the time to stop in and visit. But Muffin is merrily waiting anyway, ready to greet everyone. I have been watching out the window as the birds wake up and start coming to the feeders.
Hmm, they must be busy today too, for about half an hour the only birds were 2 chickadees. Finally four more showed up. Then Baxter and Betty came, and a little while later 3 other blue jays showed up as well. Finally a little downy woodpecker came for his breakfast. Jasper was the last one to arrive and he started hauling away peanuts.
Poor Jasper isn’t too bright sometimes. He goes up a tree with his peanut and “hides” it on one of the branches. He leaves and a blue jay is right there to take his peanut. Jasper sees that and the chase is on! Then the blue jay kind of teases him a bit by going just far enough to stay out of reach. Finally he jumps at the blue jay…but the jay just flies away and Jasper is left clinging upside down on a very tiny branch. But there is a bigger branch under him so he lets go and lands on that branch and sits chattering at the blue jay.
One day Jasper will learn that you can’t chase a blue jay and win. Well, maybe he will learn. He also needs to learn that putting a peanut on a branch is not hiding it. Oh well, it all helps with his exercising I guess. I will keep this short this morning and let you enjoy the pics. Have a wonderful Christmas day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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