Good morning and Happy Sunday to all of you! The coffee and tea are ready for you, please help yourself to a cup, or two, and relax with Muffin and I for a few minutes. It’s a beautiful morning, a few clouds blocking the sun at the moment, but lots of blue sky around. And it’s mild again today, right now the temp is 14F (-10C), with a high today expected to be 28F (-2C), that’s getting into spring temps! This doesn’t mean that spring is here, however, but it’s definitely a welcome change for a few days. The chickadees were here bright and early singing their spring song again and coming for food before I have a chance to put it on the feeder, landing on the rim of the plastic cup I use for the sunflower seeds.
The blue jays were half an hour earlier this morning and there is 6 of them today, busy going after the peanuts and calling loudly back and forth to each other. The downy was the first of the woodpeckers to show up, but the hairy was here very shortly after and chased the downy from the suet feeder. So he flew up into the tree for a bit, then came back down to the other suet feeder. There are two feeders, just for such an occasion. It seems no matter which one the downy is at, if one of the hairy woodpeckers show up they will chase the downy away. Much like the way people do things sometimes.
The nuthatches seem to be enjoying the milder weather too. They don’t have to work so hard to get the suet. In that cold weather the suet was frozen hard as ice and those little nuthatches really had to pound at it to get some food. It’s still frozen, but not so hard, so it’s easier for them. There are a few redpolls around again, but still no sign of the evening grosbeaks. I haven’t seen the Canada jays around for a few days either, guess they are busy with nest building now, the female could be sitting on eggs by this time. Some more bright flowers are here to enjoy today, have a sunny Sunday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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