Wednesday Words. #13

Hello everyone on this very cold, but sunny day! My oh my, but it feels more like winter every day, and it is supposed to feel like spring more every day. We have been about 20 to 22 degrees F (10 to 12C) below normal for this time of the year. That is a lot. We should be well above freezing right now and instead it is just 15F (9C) as I write.

Male Hairy Woodpecker at the suet.

The sun is shining beautifully and there is now a south wind blowing which is making it feel much colder. Now, normally a south wind would be blowing in warmer air, but not this time. I was out on the deck for a few minutes with the birds and my hands nearly froze. And they were paining terribly as they warmed up when I came back inside.

Female Hairy Woodpecker at the suet.

And I was only out there for a few minutes. I keep telling myself that spring is coming soon, it really is not too far away. I really think that I am lying to myself. So maybe I will just keep quiet. And hibernate for a while. Right now a couple of Rock Doves, commonly known as pigeons, are keeping me busy chasing them off the feeder.

They are big birds and scare all the small birds away, then eat every seed in sight amazingly fast. They are already pecking at the seeds before their feet are touching the feeder. They are mean too, deliberately chasing the smaller birds away, then they go and sit on the roof or in a tree. They did not want to eat right then, but they also do not want the other birds to eat. Just plain mean.

Male Downy Woodpecker at the suet.

So I scare them away. Sort of. They do leave, but they come back once my back is turned. I have discovered they can see me through the window, and when I move away from the window, they come right back down. Sigh. You have probably noticed that I have not been reading your blogs regularly this winter. I apologize for that.

Female Downy Woodpecker at the suet.

It has been a tough winter with my health and I have gotten way behind in my reading. I will never catch up now, but hopefully I will get started fresh soon and be able to keep caught up this time. Those poor little birds out there, they look so cold. Must be time for food for them, and more coffee for me. Muffin has gone to bed for her noon nap. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2023 Steve McLeod.

17 Comments on “Wednesday Words. #13

  1. Our blue jays are active altho’ they cannot be building a nest yet…I love your pics Steve ! It makes me happy to see them enjoying their treats from your feeders and your hands ! πŸ™‚πŸ˜»πŸ“· Should arrive in the mail today !

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    • No, much too early for blue jays to be nesting. They won’t usually start until the snow is gone and it is warmer out. Have a wonderful evening and good sleep tonight!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜»πŸŒ›πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄


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