Morning Coffee At Steve’s Country #31.

Good morning everyone on this last day of 2020! I know that some of you are already saying hello to 2021, but we still have some time to go yet. Speaking of going, the coffee is ready, so please go help yourself and then relax with Muffin and I for a few minutes. It’s 12F (-11C) this morning and a few snowflakes falling gently to the ground. The trees are a bit frosty looking this morning due to some fog overnight. Jasper is running over here quickly to get some breakfast doing his snowplow act along one of the big branches, really making that snow fly too!

Female pileated woodpecker.

Chickadees were waiting as I went out with the food this morning. They had food already anyway since I now leave their feeders out all the time. But when I came out the door I heard Theodore’s ‘gerbil, gerbil’ and there he was scratching through the snow looking for food. Until he saw me come out, then he came running over and up he came waiting for me to put the sunflower seeds on the feeder for him. Once those seeds were out he hopped over and started eating. And talking a bit while I filled one of the chickadee feeders that was starting to get low.

Another, or possibly the same, female pileated woodpecker with crest standing up.

All the birds were early getting here this morning, even the blue jays and evening grosbeaks. So were the redpolls and nuthatches. The woodpeckers I guess were about normal. There just seemed to be a big race for food today. Maybe they’re stocking up for the big New Year’s celebrations. There is a lot of evening grosbeaks out there right now, getting quite noisy as arguments erupt over seating arrangements, food orders, etc. It can be quite fun watching them. Pine grosbeaks are much different, very few arguments, very quiet.

Male pileated woodpecker in fall, so his colors are not so bright and he just found some lunch. It’s not easy getting close to these birds.

But the noisy chatter of the evening grosbeaks is quite nice to hear, knowing that there is a lot of them out there enjoying their breakfast. I have chosen 3 pics of pileated woodpeckers to end the year, I hope you enjoy them. These are large woodpeckers, about the size of crows, though the look even bigger and they have quite a laughing sound that they make. I will be back later with a couple more posts to end the year, one telling of my new schedule for the new year. Muffin and I hope you all have an enjoyable day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

295 Comments on “Morning Coffee At Steve’s Country #31.

    • Good afternoon John! Thank you so much! And I truly hope the same for you John and that your new job brings you much satisfaction and joy!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŽ‡πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

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  1. Wood Peckers are fun to watch. As a kid I’d sit and watch them and wonder how they could keep their balance after hitting their beak that hard on the wood.πŸ€ͺ

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    • Yes, those big birds are a real treat to see! Now if I could just get them coming to the feeder! Right now the evening grosbeaks are back again. Those bright yellow birds really brighten up a dull cloudy day like today!😁😸🌨🌨

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  2. Very Good Morning Steve, you got nice collections of cups 😍 and isnt it beautiful, the woodpeckers? Its quiet hard to get close to them to get such a beautiful pictures, good shot 😍 Enjoy the last day of 2020 πŸ€—

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  3. HelloπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈUncle Steve,! Hi! How was your last year?

    No matter how good or bad it is, forget your past, look forward, move forward keep going with a positive spirit, good things begin from inside and it is YOU the Light could make this 2021 a beautiful year. May this new year filled with Joy and Happiness every single dayπŸ’ Wish you and your family Happy New Year 2021πŸ₯³

    With Love
    Simon & Nisha

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    • Good morning Simon and Nisha! I hope you are off to a great start in 2021! I’m still in 2020 but I’m catching up soon! I pray you will have a year filled with blessings and happiness for you both and all your family too from us two bouncing (best way to stay warmπŸ™„) Canadians! Meow,meow=I bounce, he watch.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

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      • πŸ˜‚πŸ˜»Thats right muffin I was wondering how he could jump🀣.. Stay Warm..πŸ€— 2021 is exciting already πŸŽ‰πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ Welcome 2021 πŸŽ‰πŸ’

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      • Good morning Simon and Happy New Year! I hope you are enjoying the beginning of the year 2021! And I hope it will be a year of great joy to you and your family!😁😻😍

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      • I am enjoying 😍 πŸ˜‹ It began with lot of fun dear Steve πŸ’πŸ’ Hope you are enjoying the beginning of this special year..πŸ’

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  4. Wow, the pics of the woodpeckers are amazing! Thanks!

    Happy New Year, Steve and Muffin! May the Lord bless you tremendously in this upcoming year! 😁πŸ₯³

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    • Thank you so much Beverly, very much appreciated! I pray the Lord will fill your year with blessings and joy, happy New Year from Muffin and I!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŽ†πŸŽ‡

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  5. Your pics of the woodpeckers are clear and very colourful ! …Happy New Year’s Eve ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜ΊπŸ™‚

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  6. 2020 has been the weirdest year for sure. I don’t really expect 2021 to be much different but there’s no harm being optimistic for a brighter, more prosperous year! Happy [almost] New Year! πŸ₯‚

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  7. You’re welcome Steve! Thank you so much Steve and Muffin, also very much appreciated! πŸ˜πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡πŸ˜

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