Tuesday’s Tails #5.

Good morning everyone! And Happy June! The start of a new month, and the first month of summer. Here our summer runs from June 1st to August 31st, on a good year. It can be much shorter since June is often a rather cool and rainy month and certainly doesn’t feel like a summer month. And summer normally ends about mid August. It is a beautiful morning, probably our warmest morning yet this year and going up to 77F (25C) for a high today and mainly sunny. Very nice indeed.

Sir Henry about to take flight.

But it’s getting warmer, by Friday we should be in the mid 90s (F), 35C. Not a bad way to start off our summer. And the sun now shines for 16 hours a day, but it’s daylight for about 18.5 hours a day. That will increase a bit more yet by the third week of June. I will admit, I do enjoy all that daylight. There are those living much further north who get even more sunlight than we do during the summer, but they also get a lot less in the winter. I couldn’t handle that.

My friend Scramble, if you look close you can see his smile.

Anyway, it’s a beautiful sunny morning. The vireos have returned now, I actually got a picture of one yesterday on my walk down to the river. It was a fantastic walk yesterday, and I went further than normal, which I am feeling today. But it was great anyway, such a beautiful day for a walk, just a light breeze and sunshine. And the forest was full of birds singing all around me as I walked. I also got a nice picture of a warbler finally! That was so nice. It may not be an excellent picture, but it’s still a good one. I will show both of these birds this week.

This is a male “marsh bluet”. They are about 1 to 1.3 inches (25 to 33mm) long.

I also got a really nice picture of Scramble. He’s my friendly squirrel along the path to the river. But he is a bit camera shy, so getting his picture isn’t easy. If I was down there more often, I’m sure he would be sitting on my shoulder by now. It is so beautiful along the river path now, with all the leaves out, flowers blooming, everything growing so nicely and the trees alive with birds of all sizes. I still haven’t seen or heard any thrushes though which is certainly very odd. I did get to see a marsh bluet yesterday which was a bit of a surprise, I didn’t think they would be out this early. Time for more coffee on the deck. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

15 Comments on “Tuesday’s Tails #5.

  1. scramble Is cute 😍.. wait a minute you are identifying a marsh bluet 😯 and you also identified it’s gender ?🀯 my head blew away … Enjoy the summer and teach us how to identify in a seperate post πŸ™‚ that will be a new idea for you😁 see, I give free ideas these days to others, and figure out nothing to myself πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Have a lovely day πŸ˜πŸ€—

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    • Actually it isn’t hard to identify them, the female is a slightly different color than the male.😁 Yes indeed, summer is here and I’m enjoying it for sure!!😎🌞 Have a good night Simon!πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄ And don’t forget to put your head back on!πŸ€―πŸ˜‚


      • Hey, thanks for reminding me..
        wait a second, did you said? put my head back? where was my head then? πŸ€―πŸ™„πŸ€” should write a new PI now, where was Simon’s Head πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚

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      • I got that, just now , my cat was fighting with itπŸ˜πŸ‘ Thanks for your help,Good Night 😎

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  2. Happy summer, Steve and Muffin! Beautiful photos! 🌼 🌻 πŸŒžπŸ‰ πŸ‡ πŸ“β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜Ί

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