Fantastical Friday! #1.

Good morning and Happy Friday to everyone! It’s a beautiful, sunny morning here today, the sky is a vivid blue, not a cloud anywhere that I can see, just fantastical! The birds are busy again, though they started a bit later than usual this morning. Only one gull showed up today, I think it was Sir Charles. The gulls have probably begun nesting now so I won’t likely see them much for a while. But I’m sure that Sir George and Sir Henry will still stop in for a meal each day and get a treat to bring back to their mates. Harvey, the hairy woodpecker, comes each day to get peanuts to take back to his mate who is on the nest right now, somewhere across the street on the way to the river.

Harvey, the hairy woodpecker busy with a peanut.

Who knows how far away their nest might be though, they can easily fly a long distance in a short time. There are so many evening grosbeaks out there right now, that even with five spots to eat many of them have to wait their turn up in the trees chirping cheerily and continually trying to come down and find a place at one of the restaurants. When you have good food the customers come even if you don’t have a fancy restaurant. Yesterday my landlord spotted my plastic jug turned feeder and said, “What’s that thing?” She just shook her head when I told her. But the birds love it even though it looks odd and it swings wildly at times, it is still a very busy place.

A beautiful male purple finch.

So far 9 different species of birds have used that odd looking feeder. And if the bear decides to destroy it, there’s no real loss, it didn’t cost anything except about 5 minutes of time. Another one of my favorite little sparrows came back yesterday, the chipping sparrow, which I am showing today. These little birds are so friendly, they will come right up to me, sit on my feet, and even fly up and sit on my arm and hand and they don’t mind if I talk to them, but they don’t seem to like my camera, like a lot of birds. But I got some good pics of this one while he was searching for seeds on the deck. I spread seeds on the deck right now too since there are still so many birds around.

A pretty little chipping sparrow.

This way the sparrows get to eat while the feeders are full of grosbeaks and purple finches. Sir Henry was just here looking in the window wanting his breakfast, so I took it out to him. Poor Skitter was on one of the feeders picking up sunflower seeds and when Sir Henry went from his post to the feeder that scared Skitter and he ran in circles. Then Sir Henry flew up to the roof to wait for me to put the food out, that scared Skitter again and he ran in circles again. Then I walked by and that was too much, he jumped off his feeder to the deck and ran off. He gets scared easily, reminds me of Jasper. The top featured image is not Jasper, it’s Leap, a new squirrel. Speaking of squirrels…but that will have to wait. I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

32 Comments on “Fantastical Friday! #1.

  1. Good morning Steve! Thank you for the beautiful pictures and the vivid recap of their amazing adventures, I felt like I was there watching them! 😁. Have fun for you. πŸ˜„πŸ˜‚. Have a wonderful day! πŸ˜β˜•οΈπŸ“·

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    • Good morning Beverly! Thanks so much for stopping by, glad you liked the pics. I hope you have a wonderful day also!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŒž

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  2. Have a blessed Friday, Steve! Your photos and narrative give us a great window seat on your world. All the birds and animals make an interesting story! πŸ˜›

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  3. Very good morning Uncle Steve, Wish you a wonderful Friday, my Fri day ended up with jumping as I saw a 🧐something that can scare me and jumped πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ that’s how my friday ended. Spring is on, birds are coming and that means new pictures, we have lovely pictures here again 😍… Beautiful shots… Keep up…πŸ’–

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    • Good morning Simon from my good evening! Did you see a spider again? You need a big hammer for those spiders, whack them good and hard!πŸ˜³πŸ”¨βš’β›πŸ› πŸ•· Spring is here, spring is here!🌞😸 It’s cold, but it’s here!😬 Hopefully the flowers will start to bloom soon too!🌼 Have a nice Saturday Simon!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŒž

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      • Very Good Morning Steve 😍No it wasn’t the spider πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ it was a small centipede πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ha ha πŸ› small but scary πŸ˜‚πŸ˜… don’t worry I had a spray and killed 3 of them πŸ˜„πŸ˜‡. This cold stays only in early morning right ?πŸ€” I thought there will be cold only in the mrng 😐 we need a more hotter spring.πŸ™‚ Have a peaceful eveningπŸ€—πŸ€—

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    • Thank you so much for such a nice comment Francefougere! Avoir un week-end merveilleux!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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  4. I loved the photo of the sparrow…beautiful features…so clear ! Good work Steve ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ©πŸ©πŸ™‚πŸ˜Ί

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    • That red one is a male purple finch, I have no idea why they call it a purple finch when it is red. A slight change in my morning posts since I will soon be starting my “coffee in the park” posts for the summer. They will come out once a week, not sure which day yet, but probably Thursday at noon. Nice to see you, have a great weekend Kim!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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