Midweek Coffee Chat. #20

Good morning to everyone! It is a beautiful autumn morning here at Steve’s Country. The sun is shining brightly, the yellow and gold leaves are glowing against the blue sky. The birds are busy hauling away peanuts and eating sunflower seeds. Blue jays were the first birds here this morning, usually it is the chickadees, but they were not far behind the jays.

Baxter showing off a bit with 2 seeds.

The nuthatches showed up third and Grover the grackle was fourth. Evening grosbeaks showed up next, but a pigeon showed up and scared them away. They have not been back since and that was an hour ago. Muffin has been having a hard time settling down this morning. I am sure the bear was here overnight, perhaps twice, or two different bears.

That got Muffin upset, and scared. I did not bother looking since they would likely be gone by the time I got to the window anyway. There is no food out there at night so a bear just comes and sniffs around a bit, then leaves. It does not take long. But this morning Muffin would not settle down for her morning nap, she wanted to stay with me all the time.

Betty the blue jay in the birch tree.

That usually means she is scared. Something was moved around on the deck during the night as well. It woke up Muffin and I due to the noise of it. Muffin looked, I did not. This morning when I went out to feed the birds, nothing had changed out there. Everything was in its place.

I do not understand how that could happen, considering how much noise there was out there. But perhaps my nightly “guest” was back again. Someone was on my deck the other night, and that was a human for sure. The nightly “guest” that normally shows up each summer, but was missing this year, likes to come and make a lot of noise and then leaves quickly.

Baxter with 2 peanuts.

So that could be why nothing moved out there. I was just too tired last night to get up and look. Oh well. No damage, no problem. The birds look so nice sitting in the trees with those colored leaves surrounding them. True autumn beauty. True country pleasure. Look carefully at the one blue jay pic, he is catching two seeds! I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2022 Steve McLeod.

15 Comments on “Midweek Coffee Chat. #20

  1. Wow ! I have never seen a blue jay take two at one time,!your pics warm my heart Steve ! Give a special hug to Muffin ! ๐Ÿ˜ปโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ™‚โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ

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    • I have seen them do it, at least I was sure they did, and now I have a picture to prove it! Thank you so much Sharon! I will do that, have a wonderful evening and a good night! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ปโ˜•โ˜•๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐ŸŒ›


  2. Baxter got some skills too ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜Š look at how he catches it ๐Ÿ˜ Lovely shot! Muffin must be bored hence was busy catching up with u ๐Ÿ˜œ who is that nightly human guest? U know that guest? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜I’m curious to know ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a lovely day ๐Ÿ’

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    • I have no idea who that “guest” is, but I would like to find out. ๐Ÿค”It is an unwelcome guest anyway.๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™„ I think my blue jays are practicing for the blue jay sunflower seed tossing championships! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜นEnjoy your Thursday Simon! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ


      • Ha ha that’s nice, bluejay sunflower seed tossing championship ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ˜… only you can come up with something like these ๐Ÿ˜‹. The unwelcome guest must be addressed then, have CCTV?. Figured out the person ? Be careful, you got some real nice visitors ๐Ÿ˜€. Happy Thursday uncle Steve โœจ๐Ÿฅฐ

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      • It was a nice cold day, some clouds, some sun and some snowflakes too! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ™€๐ŸฅถYep, I caught another blue jay tossing a sunflower seed, that makes 3 different blue jays now! Let the competition begin! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜นAnd a very happy Friday to you Simon! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ


      • Yay!! Looking forward to the competition results ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. Thank u uncle Steve ๐Ÿ˜ have a Happy Friday you too๐Ÿ˜

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  3. Wondering if it is legal to shoot a bear with a harmless bb? Might make them think twice about returning; just don’t injure by aiming for the head.
    A human nightly guest!? Time for a security camera and notify the authorities.
    Be safe, my friend.
    โค๏ธ& ๐Ÿ™, c.a.

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    • A bb would hardly be felt by a bear on his thick hide covered with equally thick fur. Their head is the only tender spot they have, but that would just make it angry, bears get angry easily, so even if it felt it elsewhere, the same result would happen. However, discharging a bb gun in town limits is illegal up here.
      I have thought about a camera, though they are easy to steal or break. But it might be worth a try. I have called the police before,๐Ÿ‘ฎ but they really can’t do anything except drive by a couple times for a few nights and this nightly visitor has no set schedule unfortunately, or I would stay up and wait for him, or her. ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธThe only regular thing is this person always comes between 12:30 and 1:30am., but which night is anyone’s guess. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

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