Midweek Coffee Chat. #27

Hello everyone on this sunny and mild Wednesday! Hard to believe this is a winter morning. The temperature is a nice 25F (-4C) and it is going up to 36F (2C) by this afternoon. The jet stream is apparently pulling up warmer air from down south which will stay with us until Saturday. Then things will change a bit. But for now, it is nice, and I will enjoy it while it is here.

Plus, there is not much wind which makes it even nicer. Well, the hairy and downy woodpeckers have been here for their breakfast already. The blue jays have been busy as well. So have the chickadees and nuthatches, although there are not as many of them today. It was the same yesterday. After the breakfast rush was over, there was not much bird activity all the rest of the day. The milder weather does it, once the colder weather returns, so will the birds.

Canada Jay fluffed out on a cold winter day.

That does make it harder to get pictures, however. It is not bad standing outside taking pictures on a mild day like this, but it is much harder when the temp is cold. But the cold brings the birds around. Hmm, there is actually a few evening grosbeaks out there right now. That is nice to see. Well, that was short. They left already. They never stay long anymore and sometimes do not show up at all. They were gone for 4 days so I thought they had stopped for good.

They do stop to pick up some food.

Today they were here for about 5 minutes. There were only 8 of them today as well. I decided to show some more Canada jay pictures today. I do not show many of them, simply because I do not have many photos of Canada jays. When they come around, which is seldom, they only stay for a few minutes. So by the time I put on my jacket and boots, grab my camera and get outside, they are gone already. But, the odd time they stay long enough for me to get a picture of them.

Even though just gray and white, they are still a beautiful bird, and very friendly.

These birds have had numerous names over the years, but officially were called Canada jay for a long time. Then the name was changed to gray jay back in the early 1970s, or so. But Canadian bird organizations pushed for the name to be changed back. So, now they are once again the Canada jay, which makes sense, since about 90% of the population lives in Canada. They are actually quite amazing birds and are able to survive where other birds cannot. I hope you enjoy their pictures. Thank you so much for reading today. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

23 Comments on “Midweek Coffee Chat. #27

    • Thanks Sharon! Yep, resting today for sure, hopefully tonight too! Have a good sleep tonight as well! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»πŸŒ›πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄β˜•β˜•


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