Good morning everyone! It’s another beautiful spring morning here. The coffee is also ready and it’s time to relax as we look around at what’s happening out here. There are a lot of birds this morning, the number of juncos continues to grow every day, but I have yet to see any sparrows in the group and that is so odd. Some sparrows should be back by now, such as tree sparrows, song sparrows and even white-throated sparrows. I have heard a robin singing the last 2 mornings, but not today. That is also odd, there should be a lot back by now.
But maybe they know something. There is unpleasant sounding weather coming our way for the next week or so. Therefore I will need my bird feeders in good condition. Which brings us back to that crazy bear. He was around last evening, before 7pm, that’s too early, the sun is still shining. I can’t bring my feeders in before 7, the birds are still out there. Plus he’s around after 7 in the morning. The birds start coming at 6am. That poses a problem. Early morning and evening are the main times for the birds to come now that spring is here. I tried to explain this to the bear last evening while he was munching seeds from the second broken feeder in one day. I was inside, he was outside, but I had the window open on the door so I could talk to him.
I don’t think he was listening too well, he was too busy munching. Muffin alerted me to the fact he was out there. She was looking out the window and suddenly ran for the kitchen. So I knew the bear was out there. I tried going out for a picture and he almost stayed on the deck by the steps, but then he heard a noise from my landlord and that scared it away. But then, I really don’t want that bear to get too friendly either, that’s never a good thing. I don’t mind friendly deer, even though they also can be dangerous and can easily kill people. It’s been done. But there’s something about bears that just says, “Danger”.
I’m showing my peanut box so you all know what I’m talking about. It’s a plastic dairy box turned upside down so the handles become doors for the chipmunks and squirrels. Even the blue jays will go inside. But it keeps the crows from getting the peanuts. Crows can eat a lot of peanuts. I have several of these boxes on the deck. Which I trip over. And fall off. But they are very handy. Oh well. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
©2021 Steve McLeod.