Good morning everyone! It’s starting off sunny again, like yesterday, but it turned out to be mostly cloudy, and it’s supposed to be like that today as well. But we are supposed to get more rain later today too. Well, time to grab a cup of coffee and see what kind of action has been on the deck lately. I haven’t said much, wanting to leave it all for today instead. Those bears just don’t want to quit for some reason. They’re not finding food, yet they keep coming, at least 3 of them, and I think maybe a fourth has joined them. This one has a hurt paw and he walked mostly just holding it up. I don’t really like that one, a hurt animal can be more dangerous.
Hard to know if it’s a different one though, it could be one of the others, the middle one of the group. And he was around in late afternoon, also not good. There were 2 bears here Sunday night, actually one was late evening while it was still light. He made a bunch of noise out there scaring Muffin, so I quickly closed my door. Must remember to close it earlier now. Like my chipmunks the bears are in a hurry to eat as much as they can before hibernation. I think they can feel an early winter coming too. Another bear showed up last night at 9:30, just when I wanted to get to bed early for a change. Oh well.
Yesterday marked a big day for the sandhill crane migration, which is also early. All our birds seem to be migrating early this fall. I really think that means an early winter. Yesterday I was out trying to get some pics of the blue jays and managed to get some good ones, even though the background isn’t really the best. But they let me stay close by, at least the young ones did, plus Baxter. So that was nice. The young are quite brave and there are 5 of them, plus the 6 adults. The young ones stay around most of the day, guess they don’t really have much else to do, just sit and wait for me to toss out more peanuts, or sunflower seeds, which they like just as much.
Then there’s the chipmunks and squirrels. But more on that tomorrow. Time to get some more coffee and enjoy the sunshine for a while. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin. (top picture is Pocket the chipmunk)
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