Coffee For Thursday. #19

Good morning on this bright and sunny Thursday! It stayed mild overnight and should reach a high of 65F (18C) today, very nice for this time of the year. And, this nice weather should stay with us until Tuesday anyway before returning to cool temperatures which are likely to stay with us until winter arrives. The featured image at the top of this post is a shot looking west from my deck, towards my neighbor’s yard. The picture was taken in early September.

A female pileated woodpecker stopped by for a visit a couple days ago. These woodpeckers are about the size of a crow.

There are a lot of trees around this neighborhood, that makes it good for birds, and easy to attract birds to feeders. I think my nuthatches have given up already, I have not seen them since yesterday morning which is unusual. The chickadees came off and on yesterday, but they had a hard time getting any seeds. I have not seen them at all this morning.

Those little birds really need to have their own feeder so they get enough food during the day. Something I cannot give them right now. I know what I want to do with new feeders, but I cannot put them up until winter due to the bears. I will have as much done as I can over the next couple of days while the weather is nice, but I will need to wait until the cold of winter arrives before I can put the new feeder poles up in place.

A black-capped chickadee at the feeder last week.

I really do not like working outside in the cold anymore, but it will have to be done that way. The blue jays are busy this morning and there are 3 grackles here as well. I really do not want the grackles here right now though, it just makes it harder for the little birds if they show up. Oh well. The evening grosbeaks were here twice yesterday looking for food, but once they were chased away by the grackles, the other time the blue jays chased them away.

When I had my other feeders up there was room for all of them. I have a small temporary feeder right now, but it is not big enough for different species to use at the same time. I thought it might work, but it is not, so I will try something else. It is easy to feed the blue jays at least, I just toss peanuts on the step outside my door, they are quite happy with that.

Red-breasted nuthatch at the feeder last week.

GPS was here briefly yesterday afternoon. I did not see any other chipmunks though. It is trash collection day, so I better get mine out to the street. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

25 Comments on “Coffee For Thursday. #19

  1. I appreciate that you include both Celsius and Fahrenheit. It was actually 18C when I left the house this morning which is surprisingly warm. I much prefer warm temps over cold temps!

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    • I agree, warmer is better. We did get to 18C here today, very nice for us. Oddly it is supposed to drop down to 6 tonight but back to 18 tomorrow. A nice way to end the month!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ΊπŸ‚πŸ

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  2. Lovely pics Steve ! What is the difference between a flicker and the woodpecker ?πŸ€”πŸ™‚πŸ˜»β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ Have a wonderful day !

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    • Flickers are just another species of woodpecker, though they often don’t act like it. And one of only 2 species that head south for the winter. Have a good night!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»πŸŒ›πŸ‚πŸ


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