Good Monday morning to everyone! It’s a fabulous autumn morning, sunny skies and, well, it’s supposed to be anyway. At the moment it’s kind of dark still. I’m going out soon so had to get this written a bit early. So right now there’s no action outside, still too dark for any of the birds, and hopefully there are no bears lurking around out there waiting for me to come out with the feeders. Something I won’t do until it does get daylight outside. No going out in the dark yet. Oh well. Theodore was here yesterday again and stayed longer than she did on Saturday. And she was much more talkative too.
She was complaining a bit about how cold it was already. We did have more frost yesterday morning, more than on Saturday morning. And since Theodore has bare legs and feet, they tend to get cold. Strangely she never mentioned anything about her head getting cold. I didn’t ask either. Sometimes it’s best not to ask certain questions. She was happy that the sun was shining again, she doesn’t like the rain. She also doesn’t like snow. Or cold weather. We have a lot in common.
Although I don’t mind rainy days, just not several in a row like we had last week. She was quite hungry yesterday too. She then sat on the arm of the feeder and preened her feathers for about half an hour. Then she ate some more and left. I like Theodore. After a few tries yesterday afternoon, well, a lot of tries, I finally got some pics of birds using my latest homemade feeder. A black-capped chickadee and a red-breasted nuthatch. As you can see in the pictures today. I just had to show them.
It really wasn’t easy to get the pics because every time a bird landed on it the feeder would twist and turn making it very difficult to focus in on it. So I had a lot of wasted shots, but that’s okay, I did get some that were not too bad. I’m still going to try for better photos yet however. Always keep trying for something better. The white-breasted nuthatch finally tried it too, but I was unable to get his picture. Oh, and guess who showed up yesterday afternoon? You’ll never guess, but try anyway. I’ll give you the answer tomorrow, with photos. I know, I’m terrible. Oh, and Chips the chipmunk showed up for a while yesterday afternoon, that’s the latest I have ever seen a chipmunk in the fall. Well, time to say good bye for now, have a marvelous day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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