Good morning to all of you! I hope your day is going well. It is a nice morning here, some cloud, some blue sky showing and a much milder day for us. Right now it is 0F (-18C), but it is very windy which actually makes it feel like -31F (-35C). But the wind is from the south so it is bringing in milder temps for us today. We are also supposed to get a little snow, maybe an inch (2.5cm), which is nothing really. So hopefully I can get a walk down to the river again today, although with that wind it will be a bit chilly once I get down there out in the open.
It is hard to hear the birds when it is so windy though, but that is okay, it’s still a nice walk. I did get much sleep last night, technical difficulties is what I like to call it, this time it means me. Then at midnight that little deer came up on the deck to look for seeds. Because it was still very cold at the time, it is very noisy as the deer walk on the deck with all that horrible scrunching sound of the frozen snow. And the noise is amplified on that wood deck.
Then Junior obviously came along too and that little deer took off rather quickly being chased by Junior. Then he came back, but the few seeds that were out there were eaten by the little deer. I should give that one a name I guess. Anyway, Junior found Jasper’s “hidden” peanuts in the bucket so he feasted on those instead. I must remember to remove the remaining peanuts at night. I did not get out of bed to watch all of this, so how do I know what was going on?
They are the only two deer that come on the deck. And it was easy to tell that Junior had found the peanuts. Poor Jasper, he is going to wonder what happened to all of his peanuts he had nicely hidden. After Junior left the other deer came back, but quickly left when he found there was nothing more to eat. Then I woke up at 5:55am. It felt like I had just fallen asleep. But I was awake, so I got up. I know better than to try and go back to sleep once I wake up. It just does not work for me.
I probably managed to get 4 hours sleep, which is just not enough. Oh well, these things happen. There are lots of birds here again, or I should say, there were, something has scared them again, so right now all I can see are a few chickadees. But all of them were here an hour ago. It appears to be completely cloudy now. Muffin is having her morning nap and I am ready for more coffee. I hope you all have a most wonderful Wednesday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin. (top image is a few common redpolls on the feeder)
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