It’s Coffee Time! #85.

Good morning everyone! It’s a cold morning out there, and very windy, feels like winter has returned. But there’s plenty of hot coffee and tea available for everybody. It is quite busy out there this morning, crows were first unfortunately, they scare all the other birds. Most other birds. Not Theodore, who came along next. The crows don’t dare come on the feeder while he is there. Gulls were next, they were having their early morning chat together, which they like to do before having breakfast. There were 3 of them this morning. Until…they all took to the air very fast while some other gulls also entered the area. I was wondering what was happening until this big eagle came over the trees. That’s why.

A bachelor button flower with cute bee.

Gulls don’t like to be caught sitting anywhere when an eagle comes, could end up as the eagle’s breakfast. So they fly, where they are safe. They can out maneuver an eagle in the air, so they are safe and the 7 gulls chased the eagle away. Unfortunately my gulls never came back. Crows are still here. The little birds came next, nuthatches, then chickadees, one junco and some redpolls. And Coffee showed up, got some peanuts and left. He comes early every morning, then I don’t see him again the rest of the day. Guess he’s just coming out long enough to get food for the day, then goes back home where it’s warm. Smart chipmunk. 4am. I awake to some noise on the deck. Muffin is sleeping. Doesn’t she hear this? So I get up, then she does too. Sure enough, it’s the two raccoons. Feasting away at my feeders that I didn’t bring inside last night.

Potentilla flower with small bee.

They must check every night. They always know when I forget to bring the feeders inside. Amazing. At least they didn’t break them. I went out and chased them away anyway. It was cold out there. 4:30am. I am awakened by a noise on the deck. Sometimes I wonder why I go to bed. Muffin woke up too. Sounded different this time. I check. Still the raccoons. Why go back to bed, it’s almost time to get up. But I do. I don’t sleep however. Hmm, the birds just scattered, even the crows disappeared. And Baxter is high in the maple tree making an odd noise. Trouble outside. I can’t see anything even though I look carefully. It must have been a hawk. The smaller birds are returning now, Baxter has come for another peanut. All is back to normal. Except the gulls and crows have not returned. And it’s cold, and clouds are moving in fast. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

18 Comments on “It’s Coffee Time! #85.

  1. Good Morning Steve 😍 It’s a beautiful cold day 🧐 the cold part was with meπŸ˜‰. the day is warm though πŸ™„πŸ˜„ Enjoy the cold day ☺️ Solitude is heaven…😍with beautiful friends around..πŸ˜‰ lovely pictures of Bachelor & Potentilla 😸πŸ₯° Have a lovely evening πŸ’πŸ€—

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    • Hi Simon!πŸ˜ƒ I’m slow today,πŸ˜• another cold day here, but it’s getting better before getting worse! Have a good night and nice relaxing Sunday!😁😺🌞

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      • Summer πŸ€” where is it πŸ€” Don’t be slow.. and it’s okay to be slow in that dull white cold days .. what’s wrong 🀷 Take rest sleep tight… and watch while you feed Muffin 😸😸

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      • This weather is making me slow,πŸ˜› I need some warm weather to perk me up again I think.πŸ€”πŸ™„πŸŒž I might still be slow, but I’ll be perky!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

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      • Yes that will be it πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„. I wish we could hibernate in these weather πŸ˜πŸ€£πŸ˜‚. These cold is always feels dull….😸🀷 and it’s totally natural !!! 😎naturally…

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  2. Woke up to a dusting of snow…will melt tho’ …the masked raiders are enjoying your feeders…beautiful pics of flowers and the cute bee feasting and enjoying its nutrition…β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜ΊπŸ™‚πŸ

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    • Yep, we had a bit of snow yesterday afternoon, but it all melted thankfully, but it was cold. A little nicer today, but still too cold. Have a nice day!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŒž

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