Good morning everyone! Grab a cup of coffee and sit a while! It is a chilly morning, the temp was just 34F (1C) though it must have been cooler in places since there was patchy frost this morning. It is likely there was more frost outside of town, it usually works that way. Our big lake gives the town a somewhat milder climate in the fall which is why snow does not arrive earlier than it does.
The sun is shining brightly, and it should warm up to 57F (14C) today, a more normal fall temperature for late September. The birds are busy this morning, including 3 grackles which I have been trying to chase away. It is amazing how much those birds can eat. They are the size of a blue jay but can eat twice as much. They like peanuts too, naturally. They will also eat most anything else.
I was surprised yesterday by some evening grosbeaks showing up in the afternoon. They are back again this morning too, so I am trying to make sure they have something to eat. Not easy with those grackles around. GPS and Skamper were here yesterday afternoon as well. That too, was a surprise. But those 2 are back again this morning, even in the cold. Now that is amazing.
I have been trying to get more blue jay photos, so I am showing some of them today. Unfortunately, there is not much sun on the deck anymore. The sun is low in the sky and stays hidden behind the trees all day. Oh well. The blue jays are getting used to seeing me sitting out there, so they are getting braver all the time. I really should be out there trying for more pics, but it is still kind of cool for just sitting in the shade.
It is fun watching the baby blue jays, even though they are adult size now. But they are braver than the adults and they also get into “arguments” with their siblings. They will land too quickly and fall over. Or bump into each other. Trying to catch these mishaps with my camera is not easy, however. I do try though.
I am also trying to get pics of the nuthatches, so far without success. They move rather fast and do not stay around long. It is easier in the winter. However, I want pictures with no snow. Oh well. One of these days I might succeed. Maybe even today. Time to say goodbye again. Thank you so much for reading today. Have a most wonderful Thursday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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