Wandering Through Wednesday. #15

Good morning everyone! Well, last night I went out to bring in the bird feeders and I stood out there for a bit. It was earlier than I normally bring in the feeders, but the birds were already gone. And it was quiet. Kind of an eerie silence. Then the clouds in the west became dark and an east wind began to blow, quite strong. It was just like that “calm before the storm”, until the wind began. Sometime overnight the wind switched to the north and became very strong.

An updated photo of Jasper from 2 days ago.

This morning the trees are being whipped around by that wind. So far the electricity is still working, which is nice. With storms like this we often lose electricity. The snow began to fall early, but just a light snow, nothing serious. That has changed now, it is snowing heavier but we have only had about 2 inches (5cm) so far. Most of the snow is supposed to come along tonight and tomorrow morning. I don’t think we will get as much as they have forecast though.

Right now the forecast is for 16 to 22 inches (40 to 50cm) of snow. I have already cleaned off the feeders twice this morning, they get covered with snow quickly. I did put up a little shelter out here which helps keep the seeds from being covered so quickly. It will still happen because of the wind, but it will take longer. I did this mainly for the redpolls and juncos. The juncos found it right away and more than 20 have been trying to crowd into that space. Guess it should be larger, but I don’t have anything larger for a cover.

Male common redpoll at the feeder.

Wow, all the birds just flew away fast. There must be a hawk out there looking for breakfast. Well, it is a few minutes later now and the redpolls and juncos are returning. The evening grosbeaks, chickadees and nuthatches still have not come back. There are easily more than 200 redpolls again. It will be busy at the feeders today and tomorrow.

Jasper was here earlier for his breakfast, but he did not stay long. Then Chase showed up. Jasper must have seen him and he came running from across the side street, across two lots and that is when Chase must have seen Jasper so he left quickly. But they met and the chase was on! Forget the storm, going after Chase is more important.

Red-breasted Nuthatch.

They ran through the trees, up high swaying in the wind, then flying back down the tree to the ground, well, snow, then over to the next tree to do it all over again. Chase gave up more quickly today though and went back home with Jasper close behind him. Meanwhile Slim showed up, ate a couple peanuts, then took one more and ran back home. Thank you so much for reading today, I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and God bless!

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

ยฉ2022 Steve McLeod

19 Comments on “Wandering Through Wednesday. #15

  1. Such lovely photos of your birds ! Very windy with the snow ๐Ÿ’จโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ…heavier snow to come later…when the winds gust one cannot see very well ! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ป

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    • Yep, we haven’t had much snow yet, just 4 inches, it stopped snowing all afternoon but has started again now.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ปโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐ŸŒจ๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธ


  2. Jasper looks stunning โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ oh! the forecast looks terrible, some good hearts like you only could save some of the birds. Hope the birds visits you get enough food for their survival ๐Ÿ˜‡ Chase is a real good chaser it seems ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…. It was a nice chase, Have a good day โค๏ธ

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    • Thanks Simon!๐Ÿ˜ Yes, I can help save a few birds anyway. I have enough food for them which is good.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆœ Now there is a hawk around that caught a chickadee this afternoon while I was watching the birds out the window.๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜ฅ Have a good night Simon!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ด


      • That’s bad โ˜น๏ธ we can’t help chickadee, nature works on its own way ๐Ÿ˜. Hope other birds are safe, you’ll have more chickadees coming โ˜บ๏ธ Have a nice day..

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      • It’s sad, now there is a chickadee that doesn’t have a mate for this year.๐Ÿ˜Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ฟ That hawk was back again today, twice, he missed the first time but I’m not sure about the second time. Good morning Simon!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ปโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ˜•โ˜•โ˜ƒ๏ธ


      • Oops! these hawk and the nature โ˜น๏ธ sad story for that chickadee๐Ÿฅบ. Good Mrng Uncle Steve ๐Ÿ˜ The spring hasn’t come yet right? that’s bad ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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      • Spring is gone for us this year. Normally spring for us is March, April and May. We lost March, and now April. I am hoping that May will be very warm and be part of summer instead this year!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ‡ Have a great weekend Simon! Try to relax a bit with your family!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ปโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ˜•โ˜•


      • What๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Oh no ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ it’s depressing for me, somewhere in the other part of the world. I’m feeling bad for the people in Canada missing the spring โ˜น๏ธ. Hope the springs stays back for sometime โœจ. Let’s hope. What else to do ๐Ÿ™„. I’m relaxing a bit ๐Ÿค” i think, I am. Does sleeping 5 hours considered a relaxed night ? ๐Ÿค” my younger son just screams his gut out all night and sleeps at 2 am ๐Ÿ˜ฒ. One of the main reason why I can’t spend more time into blogging, my words are spiralling inside my head ๐Ÿ˜ I want to write, badly, seriously, madly ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ. let’s stick to finding some good time to sleep ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Right, sleeping is important, or you will end up sleeping at work and your boss might not like that idea too much. I was going to ask if you were planning to start blogging again. I went to your site and a page came up that you had shut down your blog. I can understand not having the time right now, family is important and should come first. Have a great Easter Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ปโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ˜•โ˜•๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž


      • I will have to check it again, sorry I haven’t been around, but when I saw that notice I just thought you had stopped blogging.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ˜Ÿโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ


      • No way ๐Ÿค— I won’t. this is my only place where I can be myself ๐Ÿ˜… why should I leave blog ๐Ÿ˜„ Have a nice day ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—


    • Can’t take pics while it is snowing, bad for the camera. If we get enough snow out of this I will take a couple pics and show them, that won’t be until Friday though.๐Ÿ˜

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  3. Beautiful photos of Jasper squirrel and birds ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป There storm not so heavy by Godโ€™s grace ,
    Snow falling also not so much , so can relax ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š here yesterday from afternoon until night
    Havoc storm and raining โ›ˆSo many houses roofs flew . So terrible ,our place lucky ๐Ÿ˜Š
    You and Muffin take care ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ‘Happy Thursday morning ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™โ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŒท

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    • Thank you so much! Yes, I am glad the storm is not so bad, though it could still get bad overnight. But it seems the worst of the storm went to the west of us, places west are really getting a lot of snow.๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ
      Oh my, that is a terrible storm! I am happy to hear your place is safe though!๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜
      Yes, Muffin and I are staying nice and warm inside,๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜บ right now she is curled up with me on the chair purring. Have a wonderful Thursday!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ปโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธ

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