Fabulous Friday! #3

Good morning everyone! Here we are back at Friday already, this past week has gone by rather quickly for me. Today is much milder than yesterday, it is 3F (-16C) this morning, but there is also a very strong wind out there, really tossing those trees around at times. And it is supposed to start snowing soon, with 2 to 4 inches (5 to10cm) in the forecast. But with that strong wind it will be hard to tell what we get exactly. Right now the wind is from the south, but will switching to the north later today, bringing back that cold weather again.

A female common redpoll looking at me while she eats a sunflower seed taken from my hand.

I was out just as it was becoming sort of daylight out there and the redpolls showed up first today. I could barely see them, good thing they were chirping! They usually arrive first in the morning now, even before the chickadees. There are a lot of birds out there this morning again. Both of the platform feeders are full to overflowing with grosbeaks right now, and with the little redpolls running around in between the grosbeaks.

The chickadees and nuthatches mainly stay with the hanging feeders, but the grosbeaks will use those as well. My two blue jays were here early too which was nice to see. And both a hairy and downy woodpecker. Plus I now have 4 starlings that come around each morning to get a bit of food, but they do not stay very long. The redpolls will come to me right away when I am out there putting seeds out, trying to land on me.

Another female common redpoll eating on my hand.

They will sit on my head or arms waiting for more seeds. So nice to see that they have gotten so comfortable with me now. I might try to spend some time outside with the birds this morning, if it is not snowing. Perhaps that snow will miss us this time. That would be fine with me. Hmm, I think the birds need some more seeds. I can always tell, they start to fight more and get louder with their chirping. I could use some more coffee too, how about you? Thank you for reading, have a fabulous Friday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin. (top featured image is a male pine grosbeaks and common redpolls)

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

36 Comments on “Fabulous Friday! #3

  1. So beautifully written this morning story πŸŒ·πŸ™β™₯️Good morning to you and dear Muffin also πŸ‘β™₯️
    The birds are so beautiful and coming to eat food , nice to view πŸ˜πŸ‘Œsometimes they will take food for
    The small ones , here I gave bread means they eat and take go to the nest !! ❄️ is nice , full of natural πŸ™β™₯️🌷

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    • Thank you so very much! I’m glad you enjoyed my post this morning. Yes, birds will often take food back to their little ones.😁🐦 That is nice that you feed the birds there too. It is snowing here again.β„β„πŸ˜³ I hope you have a wonderful weekend!πŸ˜€πŸ˜»πŸŒžβ˜•β˜•πŸπŸ¦

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  2. She looks marvelous 😍 That’s a lovely Friday with hot Coffee ☺️ this week disappeared so fast and I’m back on month end πŸ˜• I should change my career, this is not working out πŸ€” yeah, I should, but no companies are calling me yet 🀣🀣 Enjoy the beautiful weather with your blue Jay friends and the female chickadees took photo pa starlings? they too make good posesπŸ˜‰ Have a lovely day

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    • You need to go out and call the companies!πŸ€” Let them know you are available and just keep at it until one hires you.πŸ™„πŸ˜ Don’t give up too easily. Lots of companies out there.πŸ€―πŸ™€ I finally got some pics of starlings last winter, but I would like to get some more, but the starlings here are not very friendly, they won’t come close when I’m outside. Sigh. I like watching them though, they always remind me of mini chickens running around not knowing what they are doing.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή But such fantastic flying birds!πŸ˜ƒ Oh, good morning, hope you slept well, have a great weekend!!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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      • ha ha ha mini chickens, thats a nice comparison for starlings πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. yes they are fantastic birds. Yes, these days sleep cycle are interrupted but not for longπŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡
        Luckily 😁
        I’m trying Uncle Steve, I want to switch my career 😁

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      • I’m sure your boys are getting better with sleeping each week now, soon you will have a normal night again.πŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ˜³
        That’s good Simon, keep looking, I’m sure something better will come along.😁😺

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      • yes uncle Steve, soon. I’m getting better ☺️ the boys too 😁. Have a lovely Sunday Uncle SteveπŸ₯³

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    • I will check it out shortly, just eating my supper. But an ornithologist I’m not, because I don’t have the university education. But I do have over 35 years studying birds with the Canadian Wildlife Service and the National Audubon Society.πŸ˜€

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