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.
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.
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.
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.
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