Musings For Monday. #15

Good morning to everyone on this beautiful Monday! How are you doing today? Ready to bring out those smiles and pass them on to everyone around you? Well, just a suggestion. We actually had some rain last night. Meaning it rained hard enough that I could hear it on the roof. A spring kind of rain. It sounded so nice to hear that. Yesterday morning was so weird. I put the bird feeders out at 6am.

The gulls were here for their breakfast, and so were the crows. But no other birds. 7am and still no other birds. Then came 8am and still no other birds. It was beginning to make me wonder what had happened to them all. At just before 9am I saw my first chickadee. Within about 10 minutes of that the redpolls started to show up. And show up they did.

This is Baxter.

There were more than 300 of them that showed up. That was amazing. I have not seen that many redpolls this late in April before. They obviously came in overnight since they were not here on Saturday. All congregating together and feasting, getting ready for their trip to the far north. They go all the way up to the tundra country for their nesting.

They are going to have a short breeding season this year. Just like we are going to have a short summer, and an even shorter spring. Without snow that is. I am not sure what has happened to all of the blue jays around here. There were 17 last fall, that dropped down to just Baxter and Betty for most of the winter. Two others joined them for a while about a month ago, but now they have disappeared again, so it is just my two once more. Very strange.

Here he is again filling up with seeds.

Too early for them to be nesting yet. So I am showing some blue jay photos today. Their beautiful blue brings bountiful brightness to any Monday. I guess it is time to get those feeders back outside again. I can hear the gulls talking out there already too, waiting impatiently for their breakfast. Have a most wonderful Monday everyone and God bless!

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

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

10 Comments on “Musings For Monday. #15

    • Thank you Ribana! Yes, I’m sure there could have been closer to 400, but I say 300 anyway. It is quite a sight to see them hopping around all over! Have a great week also Ribana!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»β„οΈβ„οΈβ˜•β˜•

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  1. So beautiful birds photos and so happy to hear that night raining there 🌧️
    Here everyday afternoon heavy rain as well β˜” you are so happy , lots of
    Birds coming now and taking food !! Muffin happy only 🐈 Good morning πŸ™πŸŒ„

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    • Good afternoon Thattamma! Thank you so much for your comment. It was sure nice to have that rain last night, today the sun shines. Yesterday there were so many birds, today only a few, but that’s the way it is this time of year.😁😺 Muffin is happily sleeping in her patch of sunshine!😻🌞 I hope you have a beautiful week!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŒ·πŸŒΊ

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    • Well, they were not around today, only a few remained so they must have continued north. But it was nice while they were here!πŸ˜πŸ˜»β˜•β˜•β„οΈβ„οΈπŸŒž


  2. Climate change is terrible, Birds can understand far better than humans and they work better and plan accordingly. Maybe that one reason why Blue Jays are not turned in for a reason, Baxter and Betty is back and they love to show up to you πŸ˜‰ Beautiful photos as always, Baxter gave a nice poses πŸ₯° for you, I think these birds love photography πŸ˜‹ Had your coffee? You should have more to visualise the spring that doesn’t exist πŸ˜‹πŸ€ͺ Have a nice day πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—


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