Wednesday Words. #10 Happy International Women’s Day!

Good morning to all of you on this snowy Wednesday! It is milder this morning with a temperature of 18F (-8C). But, it is snowing a little. It is a light type of snow so it is not adding up to much just yet. I think there is less than an inch so far. Which is fine with me. Sometimes less is better, and this is one of those times. The birds are sure busy this morning and that is a good thing. That means they eat up the food quickly so it does not get covered with snow.

That is always a problem when it snows, the seeds get covered quickly so the birds cannot get at them, so I have to go out and clean off the feeder, sending good seeds to the ground and then put more seeds out. So I put less seeds out on days like this, but that does mean I have to go out more frequently to add more seeds. But that is okay. It was sure cold yesterday, and it stayed cold all day.

Female Evening Grosbeak at the feeder.

But I still spent some time out getting pictures, just not much time. And I messed up more pictures than normal since my cold finger just could not press that button fast enough to get good pictures. But some were nice anyway. Just got back, had to put more seeds out and clear a bit of snow again. Still not much out there, so that makes it a perfect time to clear away the snow, before it gets to be too much.

Female Pine Grosbeak at the feeder.

While I was typing before I noticed about 30 birds sitting in the trees by my window, so I knew it was time for more seeds. Purple finches have joined the rest of the birds now. There was 3 at first, then 5, and this morning I noticed at least 7 of them out there. Those male purple finches look so nice this time of year with that brilliant red on those brown feathers.

Hmm, I put out fresh seeds and the birds fly away. There are still some chickadees and nuthatches though. Oh, and the redpolls have returned again too I see. It has almost stopped snowing too which is nice. It seems like Baxter has found himself a new mate, they have been out here all morning playing together. I have not yet seen him give her an engagement peanut, but he may have done that when I was not looking.

Female Red-breasted Nuthatch. Her name is Nadine.

They are getting along very well, so I am sure she will say yes when he does propose. Hmm, the evening grosbeaks have returned now too and I can see at least one pine grosbeak. Both the Hairy and Downy woodpeckers have been here this morning. I finally remembered to make some more suet cakes for the birds yesterday and they are certainly digging into them this morning. Well, time for some more coffee, have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2023 Steve McLeod.

12 Comments on “Wednesday Words. #10 Happy International Women’s Day!

  1. Wonderful pics of your feathered friends ! Nice and clear pics ! πŸ“·β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ™‚πŸ˜»β—οΈ

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    • Thank you so very much Richard! Hope you take a look at the ones today, they are special ones.πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ΊπŸ“·πŸ¦β˜•β˜•


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