Fantastical Friday #6.

Good morning and Happy Friday everyone! It’s cloudy and cool this morning, plus very windy. We are supposed to get some showers today and maybe some thunderstorms later today. Everything is normal again this morning with all my little critter friends, though I haven’t seen any squirrels yet. But all 5 chipmunks have been busy hauling away peanuts, filling up their little (or big) storerooms for the winter. Pocket and Skamper are still having “discussions” over who is the top chipmunk around here. They seem to be quite evenly matched.

Iceland poppy.

They seldom get into actual fights like squirrels do, mostly they just chase each other around. The other chipmunks have decided to stay out of these “discussions” and just go to hide when Skamper or Pocket show up. The gulls were here nice and early for their breakfasts, as were the crows. I haven’t seen the blue jays yet but I imagine they are spending a lot of time these days showing their young how to survive the natural way, before bringing them here to show them the easy way to get food. I have noticed that birds tend to do that, though perhaps not all of them. The hairy woodpecker has been here too.

Iceland poppy.

But certainly not much in the way of birds singing. Although along the path to the river there is certainly a lot of singing birds. Just not much chance of getting pictures unless they come out in the open, and low down, which they don’t do very often it seems. But it does sound so nice sitting down there listening to the dozens of different bird species singing away at the same time. It would be fantastic to get pictures of even a third of those birds. Perhaps if I wandered about beyond the path I might have better success, however, that might also be more dangerous. So I think I will forget that idea. Maybe.

Iceland poppy.

There is a spotted sandpiper at the river again this year. I got him before, but in his fall plumage. It would be nice to get him in his summer plumage. But for some reason he prefers to stay on the other side of the river. He has come to my side a couple of times, but never close enough for a picture. But there is still time to get a picture. It has certainly gotten dark, guess it will begin to rain soon. Yep, the thunder has begun. Poor Muffin, she is not going to like today. Hmm, thunderstorms weren’t supposed to start until late this afternoon. Oh well. I hope you have a fantastical Friday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

41 Comments on “Fantastical Friday #6.

  1. it’s good to witness variety of Iceland poppy 😍 oh the thunderstorms again πŸ™„Poor Muffin 😼 keep him covered under your blankets πŸ˜‰Have a peaceful night πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  2. I think they lockdown is no more is many places, we have a very less restricted lockdown here, hope there is no lockdown over there too. Stay Safe ☺️

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    • They have started just today to enter phase 1 of easing restrictions, not much difference reallyπŸ™„ but all stores can now be open again.πŸ˜€ I hope they are not doing things too quickly again like last time.πŸ€” Guess we will find out.😬😳

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      • Yes, not too quickly, here we still have 1200 + corona cases and they are easing out lockdown. I’m afraid they won’t increase the corona again, can’t afford a 3rd lockdownπŸ™„πŸ§ truly πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

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      • We’ve already had 3 lockdowns hereπŸ€”πŸ™„ and now they are worried about another one possible if they open up too quickly,😲 plus not enough people being fully vaccinated which makes people still able to get the Delta variant.😳😬

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      • That should stop it – the vaccination. If people could be little more serious and take the vaccination this will be done πŸ™‚. Hope there won’t be another lockdown. Hopefully.

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      • Some provinces are offering money,😁 gifts,πŸ˜ƒ free tickets to a special lotteryπŸ˜„ if they will get vaccinated.πŸ€” Ontario is not doing that however. Sigh.πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

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      • Ontario πŸ€” should try to copy other provinces, maybe you can suggest to your Mayor once he comes online to you😁

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      • They said they don’t need to do that here, people are doing great getting vaccinated without those things.πŸ™„ Then why are they always asking people to get vaccinated because not enough are?πŸ€”πŸ™„

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  3. The flowers are pretty ! I thought you stopped feeding the birds or do you make them come to the door ? Sleep well ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜΄πŸ™‚πŸ˜ΊπŸΏπŸ₯œ

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    • I stopped feeding the birds except the gulls, the crows get what the gulls leave. I don’t put much out for them to make sure it disappears fast. The blue jays and woodpeckers come to the door for their peanuts, same as the squirrels and chipmunks. Have a good night!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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