Good morning everyone on this very sunny Friday! Coffee is ready for you all and now for a few minutes to relax and chat. I was out at 5:30am to feed the birds and listen to the day begin. Of course the day really began an hour before that, but I was still sleeping at that time, though I was up by 5. I put out the feeders and seeds, Sir George came down right away for his food.
The chickadees and nuthatches were waiting for me to come out with the feeders and were landing on them before I had a chance to hang them up. Then I stood and listened to all the birds singing. Except there was only 1 bird singing. Finally I heard loons out on the lake calling to each other. Then silence. I could hear a few birds in the distance, but nothing close. It was so strange.
Normally there should be a lot of birds singing now. The birds have all returned from the south, only a couple of species that perhaps are not back yet. So why is it so quiet out there? I know there are not many birds coming to the feeders now, but they are not the main singing birds anyway. It was beautiful anyway. But it was still so strange having it quiet like that.
I hope it does not stay that way, I thoroughly enjoy listening to that wonderful chorus of birds singing in the morning. It is a fantastic way to begin the day. The sun is really glistening on those new green leaves this morning, everything is looking so wondrously alive once more. The leaves still have a ways to go before they are full size, but they still look nice. Soon it will be like a jungle out back and I will not be able to see very far through those trees.
The evening grosbeaks are here and are chirping nicely. They were here earlier too but were unable to get on the feeder so they left. The gulls had the feeder first, then Jasmine showed up, then a different squirrel, also a female, showed up. I am not sure where that new female came from, I have not seen her before, but it looked like she knew her way around so obviously she has been here before.
The neighbors cat and another cat, an orange cat that has been here before, decided on having “discussions” out here during the night. Not nice. So I got up and scared them away. They have their own deck to play on, they can stay away from my deck. It gets Muffin excited too when they are out here. I do not need a cat yeowling inside and 2 cats yeowling outside. Makes it a bit hard to sleep.
Oh well. Today is blue jay day for May. I have been taking more pics of them since they are the most numerous of our birds at the moment. Another family of blue jays showed up this morning too, so that gives us 11 blue jays now.
Well, I guess it is time to say good-bye for now everyone. Thank you so much for joining us here today. Oh, the top featured image is apple blossoms. I hope you have a wonderful Friday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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