Tuesday’s Chatter. #13

Good morning everyone! Well, it is certainly much milder this morning than it has been the last few days, and that is very nice. It was 28F (-2C) this morning and it has begun to slowly rise. And the nicest part is, that snowstorm in the forecast seems to have moved on somewhere else so we should only receive about an inch of snow and maybe a bit of light rain tonight. I do not really like the rain idea, especially since it is supposed to freeze overnight again. Oh well.

Bohemian Waxwing.

The birds have been quite busy at the feeder this morning, enjoying their breakfast of sunflower seeds. Since it was going to be milder overnight, I decided to bring the hanging bird feeders inside last night, which I did. Almost. I brought in two plus the suet feeders, but I was very sore last night and the last hanging feeder is somewhat difficult to reach and unhook. So I decided to leave that one.

At 1:30am there was a lot of noise outside and Muffin rushed to the window, with me moving a bit slower, behind her. Sure enough, a raccoon had shown up and it must have tried to crawl onto the bird feeder, and it broke under the extra weight. Down it had gone with the raccoon. Muffin and I watched as a scared raccoon ran away up the hill. He did not even stay around to eat the seeds than now lay scattered on the ground.

Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Because the snow is frozen so hard now, this morning when I went out to feed the birds, I walked on the snow to retrieve the feeder, though I doubt I can fix it. The snow is still about 4 feet deep there so I am glad I could walk on top of it. However, it means the weather will need to get very warm to get that snow melting again. It is one of those years. It happens, quite frequently now, that it takes until close to the end of April before the snow is gone. At one time we could count on the snow to be gone by April 7, at the latest.

Downy Woodpecker, male.

Often it would be gone by the end of March. Things have changed. Oh well. The pictures today are some older ones I have from the last couple of years. I have not been getting any new photos lately so I will need to dig into my archives for a while. (Just a note, all of my photos are copyrighted, please do not download them for any purpose without permission, if you would like to purchase a digital copy, please contact me, thank you.) Hmm, not much chatter today so I guess it is time for more coffee. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin. (Praying for the people of Ukraine)

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

6 Comments on “Tuesday’s Chatter. #13

  1. Bohemian Waxwing looks absolutely stunning, my eyes first gone to the photograph and zoomed it to admire it 😍πŸ₯° Wow Uncle Steve… this is the best I have seen lately ❀️ Look at the position of red nuthatch… simply amazing ❀️ and Downy woodpecker too, comeon! i couldn’t read 🀣 photos aare too distracting βœ¨πŸ€— Snow is staying back this time… hopefully summer pops up as soon as possible. Don’t take risks, take care, stay warm. Have a lovely day to you and Muffin ❀️πŸ₯°πŸ€—

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    • Thank you so much Simon for such a nice comment on my photos! I am so happy that you enjoy them. Yes, I am looking forward to spring and summer. The long range forecast is for a cold spring and cool, wet summer this year. Doesn’t sound very good, I hope they are wrong with that.πŸ˜¬πŸ™€ I’m staying home until the snow melts, too dangerous walking on that path right now. Have a nice evening Simon!πŸ˜ŠπŸŒžπŸ˜»β„οΈβ„οΈ


  2. The birds look so nice ! We got snow and sleet today…doesn’t seem to bother the birds nor the squirrels ! Have a good night both of you ! πŸ™‚πŸ˜»πŸ˜΄β„οΈβ„οΈ

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