Good morning everyone! Help yourself to some coffee and join us for a few minutes. The sky is a wonderful blue this morning, the sun is shining brightly on the trees giving them a real golden look. The birds are out early today, with Theresa the wild turkey being here first once again, though not by much. The chickadees were singing so nicely and two of them were chasing each other through the branches of the trees and shrubs. Either fighting over a female or establishing who is top chickadee around here. Yes, chickadees do establish rank among themselves. Baxter and Betty, the blue jays, came flying in side by side and landed on a branch exactly at the same time beside each other, about 2 inches (5cm) apart. But Baxter moved in closer until they were touching each other and Betty put her head next to Baxter’s.
I have watched birds for a long time now and that is something I have never seen before. But it was something just momentary, no time to get a picture of it. Besides, I was inside by that time or I would have at least taken a pic of them sitting side by side. That I have seen before but this is the first time since getting my camera 3 years ago. Unfortunately as I was heading out the door I noticed they had already flown away. Some of these things you just have to be already in the right spot to get the pic, because the moment just does not last long. Spring. Such a nice time of the year. So much happening. Warmer weather. Melting snow, and there isn’t much left to melt now. Migrating birds.
Yesterday was bald eagle migration day it seems. They were really coming in all afternoon, dozens of them flying overhead, some high, some just over the treetops. It was a beautiful sight, none wanted to stop though, this was migration, time to get to their summer breeding territory. Ravens have moved out of town, mostly anyway, because the crows are now back and have taken over the town again. In winter it’s the ravens in town. However, when the ring-billed gulls return, they really take over the town, at the parts of town where the food is located. Mainly that means places that sell french fries, their favorite summer food provided by people. Spring. Warm. Singing of birds. Jasper and the chipmunks. Spending time at the river. Hmm, I need to check that path again, perhaps tomorrow, it’s supposed to be a very nice day. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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