Coffee Time #105. Wednesday’s Wanderings.

Good morning on this beautiful Wednesday! The coffee is ready everyone so sit back and relax as we listen to the birds this morning. It’s cold again, the temperature is 21F (-6C) but the air is still and the sun is shining with it’s brilliant golden rays adding warmth in it’s coloring of the landscape. The birds are alive out there this morning, literally hundreds of them, and they are eating away at my store of bird seed. I’m glad that I stocked up a bit, though I wasn’t quite expecting so many birds to visit. This cold weather has stopped the northward migration completely, birds are slowly making it this far then stopping until the warmer weather hits.

Some nice phlox.

Tomorrow we are supposed to have a strong southwest wind and temps in the 60sF, or 17C. So I expect a lot of my present bird population will disappear tomorrow. However, that wind should also bring in a new batch of little birds with many different sparrows. So yesterday I was out for quite a while, nearly freezing my hands the one time, trying to get as many pics as I could of the fox sparrows which number between 20 and 30 right now, the most I have ever had at my feeders. Usually I figure it’s great to have 5 or 6 of them. So it has given me great opportunity to get some nice pics of them and I am showing two of them today.

Fox sparrow.

You just might see more of them in the future! They are beautiful, large sparrows often mistaken for thrushes due to their size. And such beautiful color and patterns on these birds too. So they are definitely one of my favorites. They have a unique and odd but very musical song as well. At least I enjoy it anyway. And those juncos, wow, they are absolutely everywhere out there. Some people don’t think they are very pretty birds, just gray and white, but I think they are very pretty in their outfits, so neat, and when watching them up close they are not just gray and white, but some have a lot of brown, tan, and almost pink coloring.

Another fox sparrow.

Their bills are pink and they are just very cute and friendly. When I’m outside they don’t pay any attention to me really, hopping all around me, on my feet, landing on my shoulder. They are in the trees, everywhere on the ground, all over the deck, inside the boxes, on all the feeders. Then there is the robins singing from the tops of the trees, there are 6 herring gulls these days and 3 ring-billed gulls. Plus all my other regular birds. So it’s a busy place right now. Clouds are moving in and I see a few lazy snowflakes falling. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

36 Comments on “Coffee Time #105. Wednesday’s Wanderings.

  1. Wow, what an experience with all the birds around you! Beautiful pics, thanks! What a blessing the change in weather pattern brought you, Steve! 😁🌞

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    • Yes indeed, this multitude of birds has been great. I imagine a lot will disappear tomorrow, but it has been nice having them around! And I have been able to upgrade some of my pictures as well which is nice too.πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŒžπŸ“·

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    • Thanks Richard! I usually try to stock up a bit this time of year since weather changes always happen in spring and migrating birds are super hungry!


  2. Lovely photos of sparrows 😍 not to worry, your birds will always find their way to your place.πŸ€— wait for the beautiful new birds tomorrow/today πŸ€” whatever, where is my snacks, I’m hungry here βœ¨πŸ˜ΈπŸ€—have a lovely day..

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    • Hi Simon, hope you are having a nice evening and enjoying those snacks.😁 Try pickles, they make a good snack.πŸ˜› Or cucumbers. I like to snack on cucumbers, delicious.πŸ˜„ Or crackers. With cheese. Yum!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸŸπŸŸπŸŸπŸŸ

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