Good morning everyone! I hope this finds you all well and enjoying your day. It is a bit cool here this morning, more wintry feeling than it has been, but still not so bad that a person dreads going outside. It is 2F (-17C) and with the wind factored in it is -10F (-23C). There are lots of birds out here again, the redpoll numbers are staying steady now with over 20 of them this morning. There may have been closer to 30, it was a little hard counting them since I couldn’t see everywhere out there just looking out the window, so I don’t know how many were actually on the ground.
In all those birds there was only one male, which is kind of odd. Females normally outnumber the males, though not usually by that much. But I am sure that more will show up yet. Oddly, no grosbeaks of either species has shown up yet this morning, which is rather late. My neighbors up the hill have put a bird feeder on their deck now too, which I don’t mind, it might help to attract more birds. Anyway, I had put out food for the crows this morning and they came to take a look and just sort half pecked at it a bit and flew back up in the tree, waiting.
The neighbors put some food on their feeder and they went to check but didn’t like that either. So off they went further away, likely to another feeder. A little while later they were back and took the food I had put out, guess it was the best of the three choices! It was kind of funny watching that. Birds can be comical at times. Jasper showed up only about a minute ago and now Garnet has arrived too. I think Garnet deliberately waits for Jasper to come, but he still will not stay and fight Jasper, he runs away instead. But he keeps coming back so Jasper cannot eat in peace.
Poor Jasper, he is sitting out there trying to eat his peanut and chattering away at Garnet. Interesting how they can eat and chatter like that at the same time. Jasper is going to get indigestion one of these days. Chase has not been around for a couple of days though, so Jasper is getting some rest from running around at least. Looks like it will be a nice day, and a bit busy. Thank you for reading today, have a wonderful Friday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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