Good morning on this beautiful, spring Sunday morning! It’s a cloudy and cooler morning but it still smells so nice and spring fresh outside. Help yourself to the coffee and sit back, relax and enjoy the morning. My day started rather early, about 2 am early, which is a little too early even for me. Why so early? Bert showed up and was making noise on the deck looking for something to eat. I didn’t leave him anything, but there was a handful of sunflower seeds on my main feeder, which he couldn’t quite reach I guess. So he left. A short time later he was back making even more noise than the first time. Sounded like he was tossing boxes all over the deck. So I went to see what Bert was up to and then chase him away. Muffin was terrified, which is odd, she has kind of gotten used to Bert.
I turn the light on and look, oh,oh, it’s not Bert, this is a different bear and he’s much bigger. I would put his weight at 400 pounds at least, perhaps closer to 500 pounds. That’s too big to have wandering around on my deck. He completely destroyed the one hanging feeder that I have kept fixing. Now it needs more than just fixing. Then he went after my main feeder, and took a bite out of it. My feeder! He almost pulled it right down, and likely would have done so, but I had to intervene now before he did. I banged on the window. He kinda looked. Hmm, okay, at his size I guess he won’t scare easily. I measured him against the railing at about 7 feet long. He’s going to be one big bear by fall. Anyway, I went and opened the door so I could chase him away.
He walked slowly past. I yelled and banged the door. He moved a bit faster until he got to the steps, then he stopped and turned his head to look at me. I yelled again. He stood there. Hmm, this is not working too good. But he did turn and walk slowly away, and never came back. Maybe that’s why Bert likes to come during the day. A snowstorm is heading our way, should hit us tonight and tomorrow, with about 4 to 6 inches (10-15cm) of snow. And cold for a day or two. That will bring a lot of birds around looking for food. The joys of spring! Spring snowstorms are not unusual up here in the north. But the sun still shines, even though the clouds are in the way right now, forget the clouds, enjoy the sunshine! Have a wonderful Sunday everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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