Good morning everyone and Happy Sunday! Coffee is ready, nice and hot, time to relax for a few minutes if you can. There’s nothing like the scent of fresh coffee in the morning. Great way to start the day. But there is tea for the tea lover’s as well. It is a fantastic morning, the sun is shining on the trees again with that early morning golden glow. It is 45F (7C) this morning, our mildest morning since last fall, and it smells so nice and spring fresh out there as well. Crows were cawing early, so were the Canada geese which have been back for 3 days now. Turkeys were gobbling loud and clear, a sound that has become common since last summer, yet was totally non existent prior to that. I mean, no one even thought about wild turkeys before last year. But they are a nice addition to the wildlife of the area.
Baxter is out there calling this morning, sounds nice. Baxter and Betty are the only two blue jays that come here regularly now, though Benson and Beth show up sometimes too. The blue jays have scattered out to their summer territories now, they will start nesting soon. Nice watching Baxter and Betty, he still comes along and feeds her each day. And they sit right side by side so they are touching each other. Once Betty is on the nest Baxter will look after her well, feeding her each day and if she calls because trouble is near, he will be there to protect her flying in fast!
There’s Jasper and Sylvie now laying side by side on a large branch of that maple tree, soaking up the morning sunshine together. They are having a nice peaceful morning, no rush to do anything right away, just relaxing, watching the sun rising above the trees. Only one chickadee here this morning, never see more than 2 or 3 at a time now. Like the blue jays, they have moved on to their summer territories too, busy making their nests. They hollow out a hole in a tree for their nest, normally a dead tree since their beaks are not strong enough to dig into live trees. One important reason for leaving dead trees in a forest, birds need them, many different species nest in dead trees. My feeders are almost silent though, waiting for the return of our summer birds. They will soon be here. I hope you all have a nice relaxing Sunday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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