Tuesday’s Chatter. #4

Good morning to everyone on this very chilly Tuesday! We are still sitting at one of those -40s type of mornings once again. However, this is the last of that very cold weather for a while, tomorrow it is going to warm up considerably. Today it is supposed to be a high of -10F (-23C) and tomorrow it is supposed to be 25F (-4C) for a high. Hard to believe really. That will only be one day however, then it will cool off again Thursday, but not quite so cold as today.

The birds are very busy this morning, yesterday something scared them and there was not much action at all for grosbeaks, only a few were around for most of the day. Possibly that shrike was around again, but I never saw it. I did not see any blue jays yesterday either. Still, it is a very good winter for numbers of birds at the feeder, much better than last year. But it has been colder with more snow this winter, and that does make a difference.

Female pine grosbeak on the feeder.

Those suet cakes get so frozen hard in this weather that the little birds, like the nuthatches, really have to pound that suet hard to get just small pieces. But they do not give up, the reward is worth the effort. It is a beautiful, sunny morning however, even though cold. My heater is running a lot these days too, trying to keep my apartment warm. I noticed yesterday that people have been walking down the path to the river. So, if it really is going to be nice tomorrow then that is what I will do as well.

Have to take advantage of every nice day that comes along, we are not getting many since Christmas. I just went to replenish the feeder again, seems most of the evening grosbeaks have gone, there were still 4 of them out there, but still plenty of the pine grosbeaks. Plus redpolls, chickadees and nuthatches. And there is a hairy woodpecker on the suet right now, sounding like it is pecking on a board, that suet is so frozen. I need to make some more today too. I like to have extra on hand so I can fill the suet feeder quickly when the time comes.

Male pine grosbeak eating a sunflower seed.

There are 3 of the suet feeders, yet the woodpeckers all prefer going to the same one, although if that one is already in use they will go to one of the others. All the suet cakes are the same, it would be interesting to know why they choose the one. They are all fairly close together, two perhaps are more open than the third which is closer to another feeder. But I guess they have their reasons. It is cold out there though, a good day for staying indoors, drinking coffee and reading. More coffee anyone? Have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin. (top featured image is the path arriving at the river)

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

209 Comments on “Tuesday’s Chatter. #4

    • Thank you very much Francefougere! The birds are my little friends, I enjoy helping them through our long cold winter. I hope you have a very wonderful week!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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  1. That’s a nice weather 😍to stay warm ✨ Enjoy the warmness even if it is for a day πŸ˜‰all the suet are same, maybe to their eyes they prefer good shape it seems πŸ€ͺ these days I’m getting more hit, I got up from the bed take my phone, swing my arms and get hit on the wooden corner ‘Ouch!’ walk out, hit my right shoulder on the door, I sigh and walk out of my room to hit my big toe to the chair that was on my way πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„ what a morning it was for me. Be grateful for the beautiful morning, don’t behave like me, it pains πŸ€ͺπŸ€£πŸ˜‚. Have a lovely day.

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    • You’re starting to sound like me Simon!🀣 That’s bad, very bad! Don’t hit yourself like that, it’s a good way to get hurt and that’s not good. Oh, don’t kick chairs with your big toe, kick chairs with your little toe, that’s why we have little toes.πŸ€ͺ🀯😲 You kick table legs with your big toe.πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚ Try to remember now.πŸ€” Oh, and get more sleep.πŸ˜΄πŸ˜‚ Have a great day Simon!😁🌞


      • That was two days ago, my little finger turned red πŸ™„ you know how it felt, drat… I had no words except Ahhhhhh πŸ˜‚. Today it was awesome, nothing much except I hit my forearms multiple times πŸ™„ I think I should sleep more πŸ˜• spending some time writing my new story 😁😁😁 andd… the boys made me bath twice with their urine falls 🀣🀣. . Have a great day you too Uncle Steve, hope you had good sleep πŸ˜‡

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      • Hahahahaha!!🀣🀣 You gave me a good laugh!🀣🀣 The joys of being a father! I’m sure you will have many more such joys ahead!πŸ˜„πŸ˜ΈπŸ˜ΉπŸ˜Ή Have a wonderful day Simon! And try to get some sleep.πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄

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      • I can foresee with my cousin brother his kid is about an year old and he shares all he go through and I’m prepared πŸ˜‹ ha. It was a safe day I didn’t hit much, I must hit the bed now, else I’ll be damaging myself more πŸ˜…. I’m glad to make you happyπŸ₯° Hope you had a wonderful Wednesday mrng.

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      • That’s good, you know what to expect, except it will be double! It was great day all day long!πŸ˜πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ™€πŸ™„ I’m tired, but it was a great day. Hope you have a fantastic Thursday Simon!πŸ˜πŸ˜»πŸŒžβ˜•β˜•


      • Thats right uncle Steve, getting prepared for that 😁 should burn my little belly fast πŸ˜‡ I foresee I cannot workout for years πŸ˜‚Thank you Uncle Steve πŸ₯°


  2. I think Simon is becoming like you !…great pics again Steve !…It was -35 early this morning and with the wind chill it was -47…suppose to be much warmer tomorrow…keep warm and sleep well !

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    • Yes, I noticed that too about Simon! It was a cold one today for sure, all day long. Had to turn my heat up too. Have a nice night!πŸ˜πŸ˜»πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄


  3. Hi Steve and Muffin! I’ve got to know something. Was it 40 degrees F or C? Here in Kentucky, USA we are freezing our socks off b/c it’s in the 20’s F! Blessings!

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    • At -40 it is exactly the same for degrees F and C. The only time the two temperatures are the same. We might actually get up as high as 20F today! Looks like we will be getting a little break for a few days from this bitter cold! God bless!

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      • Yes, it shows the differences in different parts of the world. And really, in a straight line you are not that much further south. Have a great day Cindy and God bless!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•β„β„

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