Coffee At Steve’s Country #11.

Good morning to all of you on this beautiful Monday! The coffee is ready and Muffin is most eagerly waiting for you all! Just help yourself to a cup of delicious, hot coffee or tea and relax with us for a short time. Heavy clouds are making it quite dull out there this morning, looks like it should be a half hour earlier than it is. But the chickadees are certainly busy at the feeders, more than normal this morning. The nuthatches and redpolls have shown up now as well, but no other birds are here yet. And it’s a nice mild morning again with a temp of 23F (-5C).

A beautiful dark hollyhock with pollen scattered on it’s petals.

We had some misty rain as well which has added a thin layer of ice to everything. Fortunately I was expecting that this morning so there were no mishaps when I went to feed the birds. Those nasty raccoons have been back the last few nights so it has been necessary to bring my hanging feeders indoors at night once again. Those raccoons have broken several feeders over the last 3 years that they have been around. They love sunflower seeds, but it seems that all wild critters do love those seeds. Last night they had just shown up I guess, and Junior (a young buck), came along and chased them away. That was nice of him. Except he wants the sunflower seeds too. Oh well.

Baxter the blue jay posing nicely for me.

The blue jays have just arrived I see and they are on their favorite branches breaking open the peanuts to get at their breakfast. They really do have their own favorite branch to sit on when pecking open the peanuts and they always go to that spot. Unless they are planning to hide the leftovers, then they carry them off closer to where they live and hide them. Blue jays have been studied and they were able to find their hidden food more than a year later. Other birds are just as able to find hidden food, such as chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, gray jays, crows and ravens. Plus many others, I was just listing some that are common to our area. For this week I am going to share a bright and beautiful flower pic each day, plus one of our local winter wildlife. Next week I want to try and post some comparison pics, if I can locate enough by then. I really need to sort my pics a bit better so I can find things easier. Well, I hope you all have a marvelous (😸he mean meowvelous!) Monday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

19 Comments on “Coffee At Steve’s Country #11.

    • I never let her have catnip. She had it once in a toy and she went absolutely crazy. But she does like mint tea, but not hot, she likes hers cold or just a little warm. Mint is a relative of catnip, without the same effect. Have a great day Herb!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•

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  1. dark hollyhock 😍😍 wow, looks like a coffee hollyhock 😻 oh these raccoons and young bucks πŸ€” looks like they had made a mess πŸ™„ did you cleaned it alone 🧐 be careful doing it pls. yay Blue Jays are back πŸ€— and good luck with comparing pictures πŸ˜‰πŸ‘ Have a wonderful day πŸ€—πŸ˜

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    • Oh, it wasn’t bad last night,πŸŒ™πŸ¦πŸ¦Œ fortunately Junior showed up when he did to scare the raccoons🦝🦝 away before they had a chance to do anything. Junior knocked down one feeder but it didn’t break. Time to get at my pics.πŸ€”πŸ“·πŸ˜

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      • Hold on… I came to say… Yay! take picture 😍 Hey lemme tell you, my boss warned me when I decided to give a high five, he told me I shouldn’t slap anyone on the face πŸ₯ΊBut I tried to give a high five 🧐on a face πŸ€” with a pad 🀨 with a sharp edge☺️ they said it was a good try πŸ€” I seriously wanted to hit him, and they laughed more 😳sigh, they never understand my emotion πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    • It was indeed!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ί Had a nice walk to the river today,πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ but for the first time I got quite cold.πŸ₯Ά Have a terrific Tuesday!😁😻🌞

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  2. Junior was your helper today ! Lovely pics again ! Thanks for sharing and hot tea ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜¬πŸ™‚πŸ˜Ί

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