Good morning everyone! It is another beautiful, sunny day here at Steve’s Country. It was totally calm earlier, but there is a light wind now and is supposed to be quite a strong wind by noon. I must admit I don’t really enjoy a strong wind, particularly when I go walking, because I can’t hear noises as well. I like to hear what is going on. It helps to find small birds that I might be able to photograph. It brings dragonflies and butterflies more out in the open. But when it is windy, I can’t hear these birds well and the insects tend to hide in more sheltered areas.
And it makes it harder to hear any dangerous animals that might be walking around. Speaking of bears. One was here during the day on Tuesday and had moved some rather large rocks that are around my landlords flower garden. Looking for ants or grubs no doubt. Everything was fine that morning, but I noticed the rocks had been moved when I got back from my walk. Then last night he was around again about 2am. But he didn’t find any food so he didn’t stay. But he remembers finding food here and he’s still checking it out, just in case.
That’s a real problem with bears, they don’t forget and they don’t give up easily. Now the question remains, can I make my feeders bear proof? I hope so. I just spotted a new chipmunk on the deck, very small, so obviously a baby from this year. He was wandering around the deck checking on empty peanut shells. He finally found a good peanut near the step. He picked it up and ran off excitedly. Now I need a new name for this little guy. I should wait and find out if it’s a male or female, or give it a generic name.
If you would like to join in, leave a name in the comments and I will put the names in a hat and draw out one for our new friend. Pocket and Skamper had quite a “discussion” this morning, they were rolling around in a tight ball and even bouncing around. That’s the worst fight I have seen among chipmunks, but they both want to be top chipmunk, and they are very evenly matched. It ended in a tie. I had some fun things happen to me yesterday while walking to the river, but I’ll leave those for tomorrow. I hope you have a great Thursday and God bless! (😺6 days)
Steve and Muffin.
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