Thoughts For Thursday. #6

Good morning on this snowy Thursday! It is 9F (-13C), very windy and it is snowing once again. We are supposed to get another 6 inches (15cm) or so of snow today. Hmm, my path down by the river might not even be visible down at the river after this storm. It is supposed to be even windier tomorrow which will blow the snow across that path obliterating it completely I’m sure. Looks like I will have to wait until next week to find out anyway. Oh well.

The birds are busy at the feeders, I mean really busy. The snow has certainly brought them all in at the same time, and I think, in larger numbers than before. I counted again yesterday and came up with a total of 307 birds. No wonder I am going through seeds so fast. But it is so enjoyable having these birds around during the long winter. And it is my only real hobby right now. Most likely I will have to stop feeding birds again for the summer to try and keep the bears away.

Male common redpoll.

It does not work, the bears keep coming anyway, but it is worth trying I guess. Or maybe not. I will still feed my gulls anyway. Wow, all the birds flew into the trees just now, hard to believe, like a huge cloud. The redpolls are coming back down already, they are always first to come back. Sometimes I think they deliberately fly so the bigger birds will too. Then they can come back and eat for a while before the grosbeaks come back down.

The nuthatches do not even pay attention when they do that, they just keep right on eating. Everyone knows when there is a real emergency, that distress call goes out and they all listen to it, fast. Tomorrow I will be showing my coverlets, then every other day I will show some of my other collections for a while. I will try not to duplicate things that I already showed you the last couple of years. For my new readers, I do this each year in February or March, just for something a bit different.

Female pine grosbeak looking at me.

But it will not be every day. The trees out here are full of redpolls, some are down at the feeders and on the ground and at least 50 to 60 of them just flew away. I think there is more of them today than yesterday when I counted. I remember one year I had 200 of them, maybe it will happen this year too! Feeding birds brings a lot of happiness. It can also help reduce stress, anxiety, discouragement and much more. Well, thank you so much for stopping by today, have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

37 Comments on “Thoughts For Thursday. #6

  1. That was warm… yay! hope you enjoyed this weather. Looking forward to the collection of new pictures and bunch of birds at same time. Hope Muffin enjoys ths show of lovely colorful birds. Did I said colorful? I’m sorry muffin, bunch of different shades birds πŸ˜‰. Have a good day you both πŸ₯³

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    • It was a cold, windy day with lots more snow, not really an enjoyable day.😳😳 Managed to hurt my back again shoveling snow. However, it was enjoyable watching all my birds out there having a good time eating!😁🐦🐦 Have a great day Simon!😁🌞

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      • You never use that tool, “Careful” come on. get some help, why u do alone. Stay safe, no more shoveling, get help β˜ΊοΈπŸ€—

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      • If I could get help I would. I have tried 3 different people so far, but none have showed up! I was even willing to pay them!πŸ€”πŸ˜³πŸ™„πŸ™„

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      • People will come Uncle Steve. I have no words why people don’t show up. I wish I am around to give a hand πŸ‹οΈ Don’t shovel, why don’t you wait for them to show up πŸ€” or fire it up ☺️I know it’s a bad idea. I wish you find a help soonβœ¨πŸ™

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      • If I waited for them to show up, I would still be waiting now! I didn’t do much this time though, way too much snow. I will see if my neighbor will help with this one.😁

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      • But if it drowns us, it’s an emergency isn’t it πŸ€” am I right? maybe I’m still wrong, or you should try 912 then 🧐

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      • Now why would you want to do that? It’s actually quite amazing how something so tiny can weigh so much?πŸ€”πŸ˜³πŸ™„πŸ™„

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      • I thought it was easyπŸ€” I’m reconsidering the idea now. How about I do what I do nowπŸ˜…πŸ˜… Get ready to work πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      • I’m lateπŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… I never went on timeπŸ˜‚ so this is the least I worried 🀣🀣

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  2. Could you find a land of a price in the range of no more than 5 thousand dollars to build a house with portable ingredients but good quality ones for no more than 30 thousand dollars?
    You can save money owning instead of renting ( Your intuition inspired by God can answer this question …God blessings …)

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      • There are places in different parts of the country that do that, but there is a catch. A certain kind of house must be built on the land within the first year. I have checked out all possibilities in this country. And Nova Scotia has cold, damp and very snowy winters too. This year they have way more snow than we do.

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    • In this country the cheapest house to build would still cost $300,000 even in a small town somewhere. And that would just get a small modest house. I don’t have that kind of money. No, it can’t be done any cheaper.

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  3. We had a blizzard here this morning ! So much more snow ! Your birds are being well fed ! Great pics Steve ! Sleep well ! πŸ™‚πŸ˜»β„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈπŸ˜΄

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    • Thanks so much Sharon! Yep, we got a lot of snow too, but it doesn’t blow around so much here at least. Have a good night!πŸ˜πŸ˜»πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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  4. So beautiful varieties of birds and many coming and so admiring view πŸŒ·πŸ‘ŒπŸ™πŸ‘πŸ»
    so cold winter time also bears coming there , you Muffin must take care πŸŒ·πŸ™πŸŒ·
    Have a blessed weekend β„οΈπŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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