Coffee And Chatting. #21

Good morning to all of you on this beautiful autumn Tuesday! The sun is shining brightly, and the sky is a brilliant blue. There are still beautiful colors in the surrounding landscape, but it is patchy with most trees having lost their leaves. Yet some trees still retain green leaves, and some are just turning a bright yellow, such as the aspens.

Not enough now to get nice landscape photos however, so this is the second year in a row that I missed the opportunity. Although I did get some nice pics last year but had to travel further from town to get them. It looks like today will be our last really nice fall day. Yesterday was sunny and nice, with a temperature of 57F (14C). Yes, that is a nice temperature for us this time of the year.

Dark-eyed Junco on the feeder, one of the most common birds in North America.

Today will be very nice with a temperature forecasted to reach 70F (21C), although we may not quite reach that. Yesterday was less than the forecasted high as well. Tomorrow, well, it will be colder, then colder again. That begins the late fall temperatures. The birds are busy this morning, more and more juncos have come along now.

Even a fox sparrow has shown up and I am showing a picture of that one today. I do not get to see them very often in the fall, they are most visible in the spring as they travel through heading north. They head south a little faster and usually only stop here for maybe a day or two. Juncos are different though, and there are several dozens of them around now. And they will often stay until the winter snow arrives.

Fox sparrow looking for seeds I had scattered for it on the ground.

I made a new feeder yesterday for the new feeder pole which I will be putting up once winter arrives. I would prefer to put it up now while it is warmer, but the bear just might tear it down like she did with the old one. I do not want to do this twice, so I will wait. Today I hope to get the second pole made and put up.

That one will just be a pole, with arms on it for holding hanging feeders and suet feeders this winter. None will be on it now, so the bear will hopefully leave it alone. Hopefully. I would like to have one of the poles in place before the cold weather. It is not fun doing work outdoors when it is cold. And it can get very cold, very suddenly once winter arrives.

Black-capped chickadee waiting for a turn at the feeder.

A bear was around last night again, but I do not think it was the mama bear. It was alone anyway. Poor Muffin gets so scared when the bear comes onto the deck. I do not mind if they come at night. During the day is a different matter though. Well, thank you so much for stopping by to visit with us today. Have a great day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

15 Comments on “Coffee And Chatting. #21

  1. Great pics ! πŸ“· muffin’s heart must must really beat faster when the bears come ! πŸ™€πŸ˜Ώ Have a coffee on me ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ™‚πŸ˜»

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    • Thank you! Yes, I imagine her little heart pounds away fast! Hope you have a good night! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»πŸŒ›πŸ₯±πŸ‚πŸβ˜•β˜•


  2. Steve, enjoyed your photos, especially the fox sparrow. Enjoy your warm weather. Here in the Far North, it snowed all yesterday and is snowing today. I was hoping it would warm up and melt but it will not happen until next April or May. 🐈😎

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    • Thank you so much! The fox sparrow is one of my favorite birds. Oh my, snow on the ground. We are supposed to get some snow tomorrow night and Thursday, but not much, maybe an inch. It will melt though. Winter can begin this early for us though, it has happened many times. I am hoping it holds off a little longer, though if winter came, I guess I could get my feeders going properly again. Still, a bit more autumn would be nice. πŸ˜πŸ˜ΊπŸ‚πŸβ˜•β˜•

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      • I’m with you for a longer autumn! Although, I am happy it did not snow in September and stay on the ground, as is frequently the case. 😊Trust you enjoy some warmer weather!

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      • Yes, September is definitely too early! We sometimes get snow in September, but it melts again in a day or two. Normal for us is the end of October for snow to come and stay. πŸ€”

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      • That is much too long for me! I would go crazy! Or maybe I should say, crazier! The longest winter we have had was just a few years ago, from Oct 5th to April 30th. Another was Oct 9th to May 2nd, that was 2018/2019.

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      • Yes, I like a break from winter, sometimes. Hawaii is a great destination but haven’t gone recently. Winter is our main season. The long winters cause the people to be helpful towards others. We never know when we might need help and so help others! πŸ˜€

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      • Yes, I can see that, people would be more helpful in that situation. Hawaii would be a great place to visit, I always wanted to go there but never did. πŸ™‚πŸ˜Ί

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    • Today was beautiful, the last of our nice weather until spring. Cold returns tomorrow though the temps should stay in the 30s and low 40s for a while yet. Thank you Richard, the fox sparrow is one of my favorites! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸ‚πŸ


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