Good morning everyone! The coffee is ready, grab a cup, sit back and relax! Muffin is already relaxing, I think she fell asleep! But we were having a wild playtime here earlier and she was just flying around here. The birds are busy this morning, at least some of them anyway. Such as the crows. They are beginning to make themselves unwelcome around here again this year. They are exceptionally noisy these days, it seems 2 pairs of crows want this territory, so they are constantly “discussing” the matter. This morning they were at it by 5:30. That’s early. It’s still dark at that time. So why are they flying around cawing at that time? Possibly something disturbed them. Like an owl. That does happen at times. The crows were quiet by the time it got light. Oh well.
I’m getting a little concerned, only one chipmunk has arrived so far and that’s Coffee. Where’s the other 5? Poor Jasper. Chase was back yesterday afternoon. You should have seen them going in circles around this big tree in the neighbor’s yard. And I mean around the trunk of the tree, on the tree. Without getting dizzy. The chipmunks have helped Jasper with one thing though. All that practice jumping off the deck, although Jasper seems to fall more often than jump, is paying off. When he was chasing Chase around that tree, Chase got ahead of Jasper a bit and started to run from the tree. Jasper was about 6 feet up and took a big jump almost landing on top of Chase and he did catch him, so there was a bit of a fist fight and hugging going on for awhile, then he chased Chase right across the street.
He needs to be careful about that street though, but it’s not the busy street out front at least. A couple of my gulls came back yesterday, but I’m not sure which two it was. I lost Sir George last year, but Lady Pearl did come back with a new mate, but he wasn’t as brave. Sir George did come back in the spring, but something happened to him after that, so Lady Pearl picked a new mate. Then there is Sir Charles, I think one of those yesterday was him. Then there is Sir Henry, he would be my friendliest gull now, but he hasn’t come back yet, however that’s normal, he’s usually with the late crowd, doesn’t like cold weather I guess. Smart bird. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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