Good morning everyone and Happy Sunday! I woke up to an unusual sight and sound this morning, it was raining. Just a light, nice kind of rain. This is much better than getting thunderstorms, this will soak into the ground better. So far we have had about 3/4 inch (19mm) of rain which is great. I hope they are getting this rain up where the fires are as well, this would slow them down a bit. Nice and quiet outside this morning. Jasmine was here first, then Slim came after she left and Jasper came once Slim left.
The chipmunks are busy getting most of the peanuts. The gulls were here the earliest, as usual. Very few singing birds this morning, but the singing slows down this time of year as the nesting season progresses. It basically stops once the babies are out of the nest. Birds will still sing a bit afterward, but certainly not much. There are 2 chickadee families that come around each day, both with 4 babies each.
I haven’t seen the blue jays for a while, they would be busy showing their young how to survive the natural way before showing them how to get food the easy way, by coming here. The rain has stopped. It is still warm and very humid this morning. I’m enjoying my coffee inside this morning and listening to the sound of the rain which is so nice. I was until it stopped anyway. Sounds like there is some chasing going on outside, but it must be the chipmunks since there is no chattering.
Squirrels are noisy, they like to chatter a lot when they have their “discussions”. All is so quiet and calm outside once more, the silence broken only by a red-breasted nuthatch calling now and then as he searches the branches for bugs. Some patches of blue sky are starting to show up now. I just put out some more peanuts for the chipmunks and more food for the gulls. Ricky, my only ring-billed gull was here, that’s 2 days in a row now. The clouds have cleared away, the sun is shining beautifully. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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