Saturday Sharing, With Coffee! #10

Hello to everyone out there on this chilly Saturday morning! Time now for a cup of coffee! It is a cloudy day, a bit of wind, and cool. Especially compared to yesterday. It was a beautiful, sunny day and I was able to sit on the deck for an hour with bare hands, feeding the birds. I tried that this morning too. One hour, with bare hands. I nearly froze. It was cold out there. My fingers could barely move when I finally came inside.

Actually, my entire hand was cold, not just my fingers. I knew it ahead of time though, but I wanted to be out there for a while. Now that the birds come readily to my hand, I do not like to miss a day. All 3 Boreal Chickadees now come to my hand, though one is still a bit nervous. Several Black-capped Chickadees also come, though 3 are very brave now. That is solitude.

This is Ned, quite happy looking with his peanut.

And there are 3 Red-breasted Nuthatches that will land on my hand, though one is still very nervous about it. The one Boreal Chickadee is amazingly brave now and was patiently sitting on the railing, waiting for me to get my box to sit on and get the peanut pieces on my hand. I barely sat down and he was on my hand. He will even land with his back to me now. That is solitude.

Whenever a wild animal will sit with their back to a person, it means they totally trust that person. Animals of all kinds will never sit with their back to anyone or anything that they consider a danger of some kind. So when he first started doing that, it was fantastic. He has accepted me completely and feels comfortable around me now. That is solitude. I call him Benson, since he is a male. His mate is Carine. Both are names from characters in my mystery story.

This Boreal Chickadee is Carine.

The two bravest nuthatches are Ned and Nadine. The two bravest Black-capped Chickadees are Crystal and, and, hmm, no name for the male. So, here we go again, I need a name for the male Black-capped Chickadee. If you would like to submit a name, please do, and we will do it like we do for the chipmunks. I will put your selection on a piece of paper, crumple it into a ball, put it in a bowl and let Muffin pick the winning name.

And this one is Benson.

It must be a name that begins with the letter B, and be a male name. I would also like a name, this time female, for the other nuthatch. It can begin with an N or an R. And a name for the other Boreal Chickadee, female and begin with a C. Must admit, I am having fun out there with these little birds. And, guess who has come back? Jasper and Jasmine! For those who do not know, they are two squirrels that have been around off and on for a couple of years now.

This nuthatch is Nadine.

I have not seen them around for a long time now, however. Jasper was around in the fall chasing Chase a lot. Now Chase has disappeared. I was planning to change his name, but when he disappeared, I decided there was no point. The pictures today are all from yesterday, except the top featured image, which is a female Common Redpoll. Well, I hope you all have a most wonderful weekend and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2023 Steve McLeod.

9 Comments on “Saturday Sharing, With Coffee! #10

  1. Your photos of your feathered friends are amazing. The top one especially. Sitting in the cold sounds like a good way for frostbite. Too bad you couldn’t use a hand warmer to keep your hand warm. Maybe use it on your wrist?

    Enjoy the solitude and have a restful weekend!

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    • I keep a hand warmer in my pocket, when I remember, and stick my hand inside for a bit. But can’t keep them inside long, the birds want to come for food! Oh well, it’s not so bad really, I’m sort of used to it. Thanks so much!!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Ίβœ‹πŸ¦

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    • Thank you so much Ribana! It is so enjoyable, when I go out now they are waiting in line to get on my hand! Have a wonderful week!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»πŸ¦βœ‹β˜•β˜•


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