Good morning everyone! It’s a beautiful morning here at Steve’s Country. The temp is 32F (0C) and with no wind it feels very nice outside this morning. Theodore, oops, I need to change her name to Theresa since it would appear that she’s a female. At least the one that was here this morning. From what I have read about wild turkeys, it can be difficult to tell who’s who at times, especially if it’s a young male or older female which can look very much alike. Their droppings however are supposed to tell the difference easily, which means the one here this morning is a female, but one that shows up is definitely a male. As we get a little closer to mating season then other differences should show up as well, especially with the wattle. Chickadees showed up next. Then nuthatches and blue jays were here about the same time.
No one is here right now. It has been an odd year for the birds coming to the feeder. Jasper came for some food too. And so did Coffee. Jasper spotted Coffee this time. His eyes got all bulgy, he did his little squirrel dance, something they do when excited, and he chirped. Coffee stopped filling up with peanuts and remained motionless. Jasper came down onto the deck slowly, remaining slow moving as he crossed the deck. Coffee took off and Jasper right behind him. Coffee made a quick turn around and Jasper tried but slid a bit giving Coffee a better lead. He went in behind some boxes on the deck.
Jasper tried a shortcut and as he turned to go behind a flower pot he went smack, right into an insulator. Sorry about that Jasper. He shook his head and went looking for Coffee who had already gone across the deck and was hiding behind a box there. Jasper came out, I think he was disappointed he lost Coffee, and started to go back up to the feeder. That’s when Coffee made a dash for the steps. Jasper spotted him, but too late, still he gave chase but stopped at the top of the stairs and chattered. I think he was satisfied that he scared Coffee away. Poor Jasper, he probably had a headache the rest of the day. Oh well, I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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