Off My Schedule.

Hi everyone! My schedule is really off these days, really mixed up, which is terrible. But I hope to get things straightened out soon and have a new schedule ready to go. It started snowing earlier this morning, not too serious, about 3 1/2 inches (8.75cm) so far, but it is still snowing a bit. It should stop later though and then start over again tomorrow with another 3 or 4 inches forecast. Then Thursday there should be a bit more.

A curious female pine grosbeak.

But starting Wednesday it will get a bit colder for us, with lows at night of -22F (-30C) and perhaps a bit colder. Not as bad as it could be, but still too cold for me. I’m a summer warmth person, not a winter cold person. I think I may have mentioned that once or twice over the years. A lonely, warm, tropical island sounds better every winter. It is a nice dream anyway. I like to dream, it’s fun, and it’s warm. The birds are very busy today, trying hard to eat the seeds before they get covered with snow. And they are doing a good job too.

A downy woodpecker came to one of the suet feeders and was enjoying himself, until the larger hairy woodpecker came along. That was the hairy woodpecker’s favorite feeder, so he chased the little downy off. No problem, the downy just went down the line to feeder #2. Hairy spotted him and went over and chased him off that one and took over, feasting away. The downy was not going to give up however, and went back to the first feeder, but on the other side, so the hairy could not see him.

Male common redpoll.

It worked very well and both ate contentedly after that. A red-breasted nuthatch was on suet feeder #3 at the same time and several chickadees were waiting in line for their turn. One chickadee went on feeder #3 with the nuthatch. The nuthatch tried to scare it off by spreading his wings to make himself look bigger, but the chickadee did not do anything but eat. So the nuthatch went back to eating as well. Must be time for more coffee, this is a good coffee day. Have a nice warm day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin. (top featured image shows some of my feeders and the extensions needed to make them legal, looking out over the neighbors yard)

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

77 Comments on “Off My Schedule.

  1. You sure keep your birds well fed ! Wow ! Three suet feeders ! No wonder they keep coming back ! Rest well ! πŸ˜πŸ˜»πŸŽ„πŸ˜΄

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  2. Steve, speaking healing through the stripes of Jesus to you! May you rest and refresh. Having a little snow is a good thing but starting to get down in the negative 20’s and colder is no fun. Here in the Far North we have had 3 winter storms blow through in the last 2 weeks that have made things dificult. We got about 14 inches with the last storm and then freezing rain. Would rather have the subzero temperatures rather than freezing rain. The roads are hazardous. This Thursday we get the sub zero weather again and will be in the minus 20’s F and colder. Waiting for electrical service to be restored and in the meantime running on a generator, that a neighbor helped get running. So thankful to have heat, Crews are clearing trees that fell on the power lines. Nothing so good as staying warm! πŸ”₯
    Enjoy your birds, stay warm and dream of summer! Praying for your health to return and overflowing blessings for you. Happy New Year! πŸˆπŸ˜ŽπŸŽ‰πŸŒ΄πŸπŸŒ…

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    • Yes, these little snowfalls are really not much to get excited about. I agree, freezing rain is no fun and I would prefer it to stay colder. Freezing rain just makes things treacherous for driving and walking. Glad you had that generator to help out. They are an essential for cold climates I think.
      Thank you so much for your prayers for my health, I have been getting kind of worn down lately. God’s many blessings for the New Year!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŽ„πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†

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  3. if you are off schedule, I’ve lost my schedule and still searching πŸ€£πŸ˜… Hope you are doing well 😁take care, and don’t miss your checkups, stay safe, take good care πŸ’–

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    • Don’t worry Simon, you’ll find your schedule again…in 3 or 4 years!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Muffin and I are doing okay, staying inside where it’s warm!😺 Enjoy your night, hope you get a little sleep!πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄

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      • ha ha 3 or 4 yrs is long isn’t it 🀣. I’m getting a lil sleep here and there πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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