Thursday Thoughts With Coffee! #7

Good morning on this rather chilly Thursday! Time for some hot coffee and a chat! The temperature was a cool -6F (-21C), but in the last 3 hours it has warmed up to -4F (-20C). It is supposed to warm up another couple of degrees yet. But, warmer air is coming back for tomorrow through Sunday, then drop out of sight until into the beginning of March.

I am still hoping for an early spring. Muffin did her Groundhog Day weather forecast and she said there would be 6 more weeks of winter. That means that spring will arrive by around mid March. That is great! That would be a super early spring.

Muffin does try hard with her spring forecasting.

However, she said the same thing last year and the year before and the year before, and…well, she was wrong each time. But she does try. And our Canadian groundhogs did not do any better, they were wrong too. Except for certain parts of Canada that always get an early spring anyway. So really, those groundhogs cannot lose.

We do not have much snow this winter and that usually means an earlier spring. More snow means it takes longer to melt, just makes sense. However, we could still get a lot of snow. March is actually our snowiest month of the year, normally. Last winter it was February. Those warm days we had melted a lot of our snow already. That is nice. There are no big snowstorms in the forecast for the near future. That is nice too.

This little Black-capped Chickadee is happy with his prize.

Those frost booms and bangs were noisy again last night as the temperature dropped. And going out to feed the birds this morning that deck boomed several times as I walked across it. One was so loud and strong that the whole deck shook. And yet those feeders did not move. They only swing when nothing is happening.

It is kind of weird, actually, standing there and suddenly the bird feeder starts swinging, then slows to a stop, then starts swinging, then slows to a stop. It keeps doing that several times before it finally stops. I am beginning to think it might have to do with air temperature and air pressure being at a certain level for this to happen. Since it does not happen all the time.

Common Redpoll, male, at the feeder.

I cannot prove my theory, but I like it anyway. Oh well, I think it must be time for more coffee, this cold weather is getting to me. Or something. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2023 Steve McLeod.

11 Comments on “Thursday Thoughts With Coffee! #7

  1. It was a very warm 62 F today here in the U.S. east coast which is odd for February. We haven’t had any snow at all this winter which is a relief. Looking forward to Spring!!

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      • Oh yikes!!! Hahaha. I’m not sure how you survive your winters, so I give you so much credit. Maybe the silver lining is your beautiful snowy bird photos!

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      • Yes, there are bird photos I could never get otherwise, however, 6 months with snow on the ground is a bit much. But we do survive. And we have only had a few days with temps in the -40 to -45F range, much less than we would normally get. So I am very happy about that! Enjoy your day Laura!😊😺🌞

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