Wandering Through Wednesday. #17

Good morning to all of you on this sunny Wednesday! It is so nice to see the early morning sunshine again after so many cloudy days recently. Yesterday we hit 34F (1C) for our daytime high. Our normal would be around 50F (10C), so we still have a ways to go. This morning it was 21F (-6C), but it should climb to 43F (6C) by this afternoon. Hopefully then the snow will begin to melt once more. We did lost some of that last 3 inches of snow we got on Monday, but only in very sunny locations. But it is a start.

Pine siskins at the feeder.

Today I am showing some pics from other years, ones that do not have snow in them though they are from around this time of year. Right now it is still kind of hard to take pictures without having snow in the background. I was up at 5am, just kind of woke up then and when that happens there is no point in trying to sleep. I am awake. And it is daylight at that time now so it is time to get up anyway.

The sun rises at 6am now, and sets at 8:30pm. We do not get much twilight time in the evening yet, so it is dark before 9pm, but we get that nice longer time in the morning. It is time for me to adjust to my summer schedule for getting up earlier in the morning which right now is 5am, but I am generally in bed by 9:30 to 10pm. Speaking of coffee. I am now anyway. Coffee, the chipmunk, was here very early this morning, just shortly after I put out the peanuts just before 6am.

Baxter the blue jay in early morning

Maybe I can sit outside and feed the chipmunks today for a while, it should be quite nice on the deck. Most of the blackbirds flew off to other areas yesterday, but some have stayed around. A female cowbird showed up this morning on the feeder. I am surprised she is here before the males. Usually the males are back about a week before the females show up.

There will likely be a lot of birds begin to return from the south now that the weather is getting nicer and so many birds are late coming back anyway. It will still be some time before I can walk to the river. I will try next week, but there was so much snow that I am sure it will be a while before it is all melted and the ice is gone from certain areas of the path.

This is GPS, one of my first chipmunks, I miss him.

Plus there is an area that will be very wet this year due to the snow and then the rain that we had. So it might be hard getting across that spot without getting wet. Oh well, I can check it out to see anyway. There are less birds at the feeders this morning, I guess they are starting to spread out a bit. It must be time for another coffee. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and God bless!

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

©2022 Steve McLeod.

10 Comments on “Wandering Through Wednesday. #17

  1. Good to see last year pictures, it’s sad the summer of 2022 is too short. Blue Jay is stunning.. he loves photography ❤️all the ice will melt down soon, soon the twilight time will be there ✨ don’t get into wet spot or slippery spot, you should be very careful😉 Stay safe ❤️Have a good day 😇

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    • Thanks so much Simon! I will wait until it is safe for walking, I am just going to check and see what it is like. If there is snow or ice or too much water I will turn back!😱😬 No more taking chances for me, from now on I will be extra careful.😧🤔😁 Have a good night Simon, don’t forget to sleep too!😁🥱😴

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      • Uh Oh, why go and check? let’s wait for a day more 😉 that will be extra careful 😄. No more taking chances like you said that’s very dangerous. I had some 6 hr sleep and woke up to the kick of my son 😅😅 Have a good night ✨😇

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      • Hey, good for him!😁 He didn’t want you to sleep late!😂😹 I won’t be going to check until next week at the earliest, might have to wait longer, just depends how quickly the snow melts around here. Have a good day Simon!😁🌞

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      • That’s good to know, wait and go safely. 🤗. Yes he didn’t want me to sleep more 😅 that makes me a lazy dad 🤪. Have a good day you too Uncle Steve 🤗💐

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  2. Great photography Steve ! You know, the bears might be out looking for an easy meal ! Be careful ! Sleep well ! 📷🙂😻🤔😴

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    • Yes, apparently bears are out now, though I have not seen any around yet. But I can’t stay inside all the time either. Thanks so much! Have a good night!😊😻🥱😴😴🌙

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  3. Think that here, although is summer all year round, at 7pm is dark already 😆 It was difficult at the beginning to adapt but now is very normal ☺️
    Have a good day you two 😻😉☕️

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    • Wow, that is early for getting dark. I think I wouldn’t mind though to have warm weather all the time! Have a beautiful day Ribana!😊😻☕☕🌞

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