Good morning everyone! It is another cold morning here at Steve’s Country. The birds have been busy at the feeders since just before 8 this morning, some chickadees were a bit earlier but they do not mind coming while it is still somewhat dark. The grosbeaks have flown away again, but they were very busy out here, and they will be back again shortly. It would be interesting to know why they keep doing that since there are no predators around and the smaller birds keep right on eating. But I guess mostly it is just their nervous nature. It just takes one of them to sound the alarm and off they all go.
Looks like they are starting to return now. My hands were getting rather cold this morning as I put the seeds out and filled one of the hanging feeders. Then I went to put some peanut pieces out for the chickadees and one spotted me and sat on the railing waiting for me to finish and came down right away and flew off with a nice big piece of peanut. They sure do like those peanuts. Less work too since there is no shell to deal with like sunflower seeds, just sit and eat. Much better for this cold weather.
Hmm, the grosbeaks have gone again, they did not stay around long that time. No wonder they eat so much with all that extra flying around. No squirrels have been around yet this morning, at least I have not seen any, but that does not mean much. They can sneak in and out without being seen, especially since my windows are still frosted and I guess they are likely going to stay that way for a long time. Muffin finally settled down for her morning nap, she was a bit late today.
January. A very long and cold month. A dark month too, even though the days are getting longer, well, a little bit longer. It is time for Muffin and I to begin our mid winter clean up. Not right this minute, but we will start today. Muffin enjoys this one, she likes to help with the dusting. Usually by swishing the dust in my face with her tail and making me sneeze. Although she does not like the sneeze. I sneeze rather loud. Oh well, time to get my trash out to the street before they come by to pick it up. Then it will be time for more coffee. Thank you for stopping by today, have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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