Good morning on this beautiful Tuesday! I know this is amazing, getting my morning post out so early, but yesterday I had to go out early, same with today. So it’s either a very late morning post, which I don’t like, since it might be afternoon instead of morning. Or, get it out early, which is something I prefer. Actually, I might try to do this more often, I like having it out earlier, say perhaps around 8. That’s my time of course, which I realize is evening for some of you. I am also going to start digging a bit and sharing some stories from years ago that I think you will find interesting. These will include animal encounters, hikes and various wilderness ‘adventures’.
Some of those posts might end up being two parts so they don’t get too long. Just depends on the story. Perhaps even some comical stories from times with my dad and I. I have written a lot about our adventures already, but there are still more adventures to share. Okay, I’m a bit off topic for today, I should have said this yesterday and kept yesterday for today, probably would have made more sense. But that’s me. Freddie only showed up once yesterday, and only briefly to pick up a couple of peanuts for his breakfast. Interestingly the chipmunks stayed away until he was gone.
Then these little heads began to show up here and there until there were 6 of them out here at once. They must have had one of them as a lookout and he let them know when Freddie was gone. There wasn’t even any real arguments between them when they were finally able to get their turn. Guess they realized it’s best not to waste time. However, after more time passed, more ‘discussions’ developed between them. One time there were 3 of them in a row chasing each other! While that was happening, 2 others were happily eating.
Then Pocket showed up and chased all of them! Though Skamper stood his ground and kept eating. The others waited for Pocket to leave. More white-throated sparrows have shown up, they are definitely not the same ones as before, those sparrows were much more friendly. These ones don’t even want to come on the deck. Well, 2 did, one to grab a seed and leave, the other just landed and flew off right away. Oh well. It’s nice having my chipmunks anyway. Plus the blue jays and chickadees! I did have a big surprise late last evening too, Sir George stopped by briefly, so I gave him a little food which he took and was gone again. Well, must get going, enjoy your coffee! Have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin. (top pic is Jasper from spring)
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