Good morning and Happy Friday everyone! It’s a mild, cloudy morning, that fresh snow from yesterday is stuck to the branches of the trees due to the freezing rain that came first. Muffin is wild and running around waiting to greet everyone today. The coffee is ready, just help yourself and then relax with us for a few minutes. Our weather is changing a bit now, we’ll be getting into some colder temps for awhile. Not real cold, but colder than what we have been enjoying anyway. Chickadees and redpolls were first here today. While I put food out before it got light, I heard the goldeneye ducks flying down to the river for a day of fishing.
Theodore, my wild turkey friend, was here again this morning. I was beginning to wonder if he was going to come back, it’s been 12 days since his last visit. He ate his fill of sunflower seeds and then left. I think he must be getting fed somewhere else that he likes better. He would probably enjoy a mix of grain. Oh well, it’s nice that he shows up anyway. The evening grosbeaks are here now, and the blue jays. Those grosbeaks are doing a lot of arguing this morning for some reason. And there they go. They flew a long distance that time. There’s nothing around to actually scare them, but that’s the way these birds are, they just suddenly fly. But they’ll be back after a while, they haven’t finished their breakfast yet.
I see it has started to get windy now. I was hoping it would wait until a bit later. It’s a northwest wind which means it will be cold down at the river. Maybe I should try going earlier today. I see the grosbeaks are back again. I didn’t think they would stay away very long. Hmm, there they go again. They are certainly nervous birds. Right now there is only chickadees and blue jays out there. Oh, there’s Jasper, and that ‘other’ squirrel in a brief fight. Now they are sitting on separate branches about 10 feet apart chattering at each other. Now Jasper has decided to come for a peanut while the ‘other’ squirrel is still chattering. Now the ‘other’ squirrel has decided to leave. That was a short confrontation. But Jasper remains the top squirrel anyway. That’s good. Well, I know you’re busy so guess we will stop there for now. I hope you enjoy the pics today, have a wonderful Friday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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