Good morning to everyone! It is a nice morning here, the sun is shining beautifully, the sky is a deep blue and it is mild again. The temperature earlier this morning was 28F (-2C). It hardly felt like winter at all. There is not much bird activity this morning though. There were, and still are, a few chickadees out there, but not as many as before. A couple of evening grosbeaks were here for perhaps 5 minutes and then left.
The nuthatches are here, still 5 of them. I have not seen the woodpeckers. But, all 12 blue jays have been here, off and on, this morning. Yesterday the temperature actually rose to a high of 39F (4C) and sunny. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, I was not able to get out for a walk or even get outside to take pictures of the birds. There were not many birds around in the afternoon anyway.
But it would have been a perfect day for walking to the river. Or at least part way. Oh well. This afternoon is supposed to be cloudy with freezing drizzle. That is not so good, it will just make everything icy. It is supposed to stay nice like this until Saturday, perhaps longer, then it will get back to more normal winter weather for late November. When I put the hanging feeders out early this morning, Chipper the chickadee was here, by himself. He is always first it seems.
Jasper was out as well, but he never came over here, it looked like he and Copper were getting ready for some fun. Well, fun for me anyway. I enjoy watching them chase each other through the trees. It is just amazing how long they can keep it up. They are not very big, but they sure have a lot of energy. For those who might not know, these are red squirrels, and they are small. Not like those big gray squirrels. Anyway, those red squirrels do have their fun.
I mean, I have fun watching them with their fun in chasing. Well, to them it is not fun, it is serious business, but to me it looks like fun when I watch them, even if it isn’t fun to them. But it still is fun to me. Watching them, I mean. Oh well. Anyway, today is squirrel picture day. I do like squirrels, though they can be a nuisance at times as well. But they are fun too. I think it is time for another cup of coffee. Well, I hope you have a beautiful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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