Tuesday’s Tidbits. #6

Good morning to all of you on this sunny Tuesday! It is 14F (-10C) this morning which is so nice after that bitter cold we had experienced last week! I mean, we are talking more than 50 degrees warmer than what we had, and that makes this feel almost like spring. Yesterday the high was 34F (1C) and the snow was melting on my deck so nicely.

The legs on the birds were showing once again and they were hopping around out there quite happily. They really did look like they were enjoying it much more than last week when it was terribly cold. Even the wildlife does not like the cold weather. So I am not quite alone with that thought. Now it does not take half an hour to dress in order to go outside. I can actually go out to feed the birds without putting on a jacket now.

This is a deer that I named “Major”

And I can stand out there with bare hands to get the birds coming to my hand for food. I will be trying that today. I hope they have not forgotten how to do that. Maybe I can get some new pictures of them too. There were 2 pine grosbeaks here this morning and 4 evening grosbeaks, plus several common redpolls. But, as usual, they did not stay long, just a few minutes and then they flew away. Very strange. The blue jays are coming around once again too, though I have not seen more than 4 of them.

This fawn is experiencing her first winter.

My new squirrel is still here, but he runs away when I go outside. Guess it will be hard to train this one. Maybe in the spring when he sees the chipmunks coming to me, then he might get braver. Maybe. Once I really get to see him more, then I can think of giving him a name too. Perhaps I should name him first, hmm. It needs to be a mineral, that is what I have been using for the last few squirrels. Like Jasper, Garnet, Copper.

I like that theme for squirrel names. It is something different. The evening grosbeaks have come back again. Looks like they brought a couple extra friends along with them too. Some redpolls have returned too. They must be following the grosbeaks. That is quite normal for them to do. Redpolls have a hard time opening sunflower seeds, but the grosbeaks do it easily.

Hmm, sampling a pomme de terre.

However, the grosbeaks often drop small pieces of the seed and some pieces get stuck inside the shells and that is what the redpolls eat. So, by following the larger grosbeaks, the redpolls get their food more easily and nothing gets wasted. Today I am showing a few more deer pictures. I do not show deer photos that much, so decided it was time to do so for a few days. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2023 Steve McLeod.

12 Comments on “Tuesday’s Tidbits. #6

  1. They are so majestic looking ! 🦌🦌🦌 have a refreshing sleep tonight ! πŸ˜»πŸ™‚πŸ˜΄

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  2. Hello Uncle Steve, how are you? Its been a while. I’m very busy at work. Insane to turn back to up to blog, hoping for a promotion putting up an act like I am working costing my sanity, too much into head. Wish I can keep my head on a hibernation mode for a day πŸ˜‚. Can’t perform that task now πŸ˜…. Highly doubt the whole humanity floating in space and humans living on a rock and we say, we do, we put much for nothing.. that empty space… Come on! 2023 😷 isn’t nice for.me, I wish Feb could be nice. How was your 2023 so far.. i really want to talk a LOT LOT LOT to someone πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„. have a good day Uncle Steve βœ¨πŸ€—

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    • I was wondering why you haven’t been around Simon! hey, working all the time might bring some rewards, but that won’t help if you don’t have the time to enjoy those rewards.πŸ™„ But I hope you get what you are after. But losing your sanity won’t help you much!πŸ€ͺ Well, 2023 has not been so great for me either so far,😐 but it just started so there is lots of time for things to change.😊 Hope you have a wonderful day Simon and remember to take it easy sometimes too, you and your family need it!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»β˜•β˜•πŸ«–


      • Thanks for the Good Vibe Uncle Steve, yes 2023 has just begun, it is too early to complain. I am embracing the flaws πŸ˜„and keep moving on to save myself from everything that bothers. Take care of yourself and Hope muffin is helping you or atleast laughing at you to keep yourself entertained. My timing is very limited these days to wander around blog, I am wasting too much at work, I’m working on work life balance, I’ll succeed soon ☺️. You too be careful and make this 2023 a better year πŸ€—Have a nice evening ❣️

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      • Good morning Simon!πŸ˜ƒπŸŒž Yes, it can be hard getting that work/life balance settled, but it is something we need to do, or you miss out on life and just become a work machine,πŸ₯΅ which I know you don’t want. You will get there, just keep working at it.😊 The weather has gotten so nice here, except for today it is cold again, but warming up again on the weekend. It feels so nice! Muffin gets to sleep in her patch of sunshine again too so she is happy.😻🌞 Yes, 2023 will be a great year, I just know it. Have a wonderful evening Simon! Hug those boys of yours!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»πŸŒ›β˜•β˜•πŸŒž


      • Boys are helping so much πŸ₯° they are my stress Busters, sadly not having enough time to spend with them. Tomorrow I’m moving out of town with my family for a weekend at my native, that will let me have good timewith my kids. It’s an awesome day, and tomorrow is going to be even awesome 😊. Have a good day Uncle Steve and Muffin πŸ€—

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      • Hey, that sounds great Simon!πŸ˜ƒ Times away with the family are so important. I remember the times that my family went away for a weekend here and there. It was always a great time.πŸ‘¨πŸ‘©πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¦πŸ˜Ί I hope you have good weather to enjoy as well. Have a most wonderful weekend with your family Simon!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»πŸŒžβ˜•πŸ«–


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