Saturday Sharing, With Coffee! #11

Good morning and Happy Saturday everyone! Grab a cup of coffee and join us for a visit! It is another cold morning, with a temperature of 5F (-15C), and it is still windy, making it feel like -10F (-23C). However, the sun is shining brilliantly this morning making it feel much nicer even if it still feels cold. Not many birds around this morning, though all the chickadees, nuthatches and redpolls seem to be here.

I did see a Hairy woodpecker as well. And one female Evening grosbeak. Oddly I have not seen any blue jays yet this morning. I am still looking for spring. I know it is coming, when, is the question. I am showing more pics of the little Boreal chickadees on my hand today. I know that I have been showing a lot lately, but it is so cool and truly does show solitude and my Saturday post usually focuses on solitude. More so in the summer months though.

This is Carine, perhaps trying to figure out what I am.

Speaking of Muffin. She has finally cooperated in picking the winner for the name of our chickadee. And the name is…Bentley! Unfortunately she was quicker than me this time so there are no photos to go along with this one. Sigh. There are a lot of the Black-capped chickadees coming to my hand now, and they are rather difficult to tell apart. So, I will just call the males Bentley and the females Bridgette. Makes it simpler that way.

This one is Chloe.

I had another interesting visitor to my feeder the other day, a Pileated woodpecker! They are large, about the size of a crow, and this is the first time I have had one at my feeder since 1986. It was a male and I think he liked the loud, hollow sound of drumming on the feeder. That is what attracted my attention to look out the window.

Unfortunately there was no way to get his picture without going outside and when I tried, he flew away. He has not been back since. That would make a very nice picture indeed. Woodpeckers like to drum, with their beaks, on loud, hollow objects, especially in the spring. That is when they look for mates, and also use it for marking their territories, letting other males know that a particular territory has already been claimed. He might be back.

This one is Benson, the wind kind of fluffed up the feathers on his head.

But my best hope for a picture would be if I was already outside when he showed up. Nice having him here though. That is solitude. We ended up with another 2 inches of snow yesterday. More is supposed to show up this coming week. Not much at least, so that is good. This time of year we want snow to melt. Oh well, eventually it will. The top featured image is a male Evening grosbeak. Have a wonderful weekend everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2023 Steve McLeod.

6 Comments on “Saturday Sharing, With Coffee! #11

  1. Such beautiful birds, Steve. We set out a bowl with crushed unsalted peanuts on our balcony and have birds coming from everywhere, some we have not seen before – woodpeckers and bluebirds. Plus, a new family of doves is nesting in one of our hanging plants. It’s 29F this morning and we’re watching the birds and enjoying a fire in the fireplace. Give Muffin an extra hug from Callie. πŸ±πŸ¦β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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    • It is amazing how many different birds like those peanuts! They should always be unsalted for sure. Doves already nesting, seems so far away yet for us. But it is supposed to begin a good warming trend on April 1, so hopefully it arrives as forecast. Great way to watch the birds! Muffin meows thanks and sends a hug to Callie too.πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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