Coffee On Tuesday. #27

Good morning to all of you on this mild Tuesday for the month of November! Mild is a relative term, of course. But for this time of year, it is mild. The temperature this morning is 23F (-5C) and it is cloudy. Now and then I see some snowflakes falling gently out there and there is a light powdering of new snow on the deck. Nothing serious though. The sun is supposed to shine a bit this afternoon, pushing the temperature up to 32F (0C).

The next couple of days could see temperatures getting even milder. That does not mean a lot of melting will occur, the sun is too low in the sky now. But it will feel nice anyway. And perhaps a good time to try for a walk down the river trail. Though I am not so sure about getting all the way to the river. But I can walk partway anyhow. There has not been much bird activity the last couple of days.

A nice happy looking blue jay.

The chickadees and nuthatches still come around, but they do not stay as long. The blue jays do not come around as much now either. There is one hairy woodpecker, and 2 downy woodpeckers that come each day, though usually just once per day. The evening grosbeaks have gone, due to those pigeons. Because the grosbeaks left, the redpolls also left. They like to travel around together.

Jasper, my squirrel, usually stops by once a day, but he does not stay long either. Perhaps it will get busier once it gets colder again. When I go out first thing in the morning it is just starting to get light. The little chickadees are there and greet me, landing on the feeders as I carry them out and hang them in place. They land on me too, waiting to get on the feeders.

Baxter the blue jay.

I like to put some seeds on my hand as well, and the chickadees come to me right away, landing on my hand one after another, each picking up a seed and flying to their favorite spot in a tree or shrub to open their prize. Of the nuthatches only Ned will land on my hand. He always has been the bravest of the bunch. Likely he was here last year as well. And perhaps the year before that.

If you look closely, you can see Baxter’s tongue hanging out as he anticipates that delicious peanut just ahead. How often do you see a blue jays’ tongue?

I have not been out taking pictures lately. Hopefully this week with the milder temperatures I can do some more. I would really like to get more pictures of the woodpeckers. The blue jays are here right now for their breakfast. They are late this morning for some reason. There are 12 of them, and they look so beautiful with that blue color. Well, that is all for this morning, thank you for reading. Have a wonderful Tuesday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

13 Comments on “Coffee On Tuesday. #27

  1. Nice Display Pic uncle Steve, when did you changed πŸ€”πŸ˜or am I looking at it just now πŸ€” Mild snow? Oops the white Christmas is happening 😁 Bluejay are looking so beautiful… Nicely captured… Is that a photography break? 😜 Take it then. I’m sure you have plenty of pictures to cover for the whole new year 😁 Happy Tuesday ✨

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  2. Your collection. Of Blue Jays is great ! …our Blue Jays follow the squirrels …at least they do at our place….Cute ! Have an eventful day ! πŸ™‚πŸ˜»πŸ˜―β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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    • Yes, blue jays like to follow the squirrels and steal their food!! It was actually a very quiet day here. Have a good night! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»πŸŒ›πŸ₯±β˜•β˜•β„️❄️


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