Good morning to all of you! I hope your day is going well. It is a milder morning here with a temperature of 21F (-6C). Plus it is cloudy with a bit of light snow falling. The birds are very busy this morning, lots of evening grosbeaks, chickadees, nuthatches and blue jays. Plus a hairy woodpecker showed up early too. While I was out feeding the birds, a red-breasted nuthatch came along and sat on the suet feeder beside me. My face was just a foot (30cm) away from his face. So I talked with him and he “beeped” back.
It does sound like a little “beep” that he makes. And he did it every time I said something to him. It was a nice little conversation. Then another one showed up and went to one of the other suet feeders. Then a third came along, but that one took a sunflower seed and flew off to a tree with it. I tried for some pictures when the sun was shining a couple days ago which I am showing today. Plus the top featured image which shows some of the snow piled up next to the driveway and beside the garage.
For the next couple of weeks it looks like a lot of cloudy weather for us. And small amounts of snow every other day or so, but not adding up to much. No big snowstorms at least. Though things like that can change very quickly. The next couple of days will be colder again due to a strong north wind that will be arriving later today. I want to walk down to the river again today, but it will be cold once I get there.
Right now it’s a strong west wind, which means blowing along that cold water and onto shore where I need to sit for a while before coming back. Oh well, maybe I will skip the resting part today. Hmm, I would say there are more than 50 evening grosbeaks out there right now. And the snow suddenly stopped too, so that is nice. It would be nice if the sun would come out when I go for my walk. I would like to get some sunny pictures down at the river, I don’t have many from this winter.
The birds have suddenly all disappeared. That shrike must be around again, but I cannot see it anywhere. It’s a few minutes later now and the birds are coming back to the feeders again. I never did see anything out there, but that shrike was obviously around. Hmm, there is some patches of blue sky showing up now. That should make a walk much nicer. Thank you all for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin. (Praying for the people of Ukraine)
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