Tuesday’s Tidbits, with Coffee! #18

Good morning everyone! Time to pour yourself another cup of coffee and join us for another morning of solitude. It is sunny, but cool and windy, morning here. It sure has not felt like spring the last few days. That strong north wind is keeping things cool. The birds are sure busy again this morning, singing and chirping loudly in the trees.

When that sun hits the tops of the trees, the birds show up and begin their chorus of lively singing. It is truly wonderful to listen to each morning. That is solitude. There more than 53 Evening Grosbeaks, that is as high as I could count before they all flew off. But there were still more in the trees. Normally they would have gone and spread out by now, searching out their own nesting territories.

Red-breasted Nuthatch.

The cold weather is holding them back longer this year. The same applies to the Purple Finches, there are still at least 30 of them yet, much more than would normally be here now. The number of juncos keeps going down, but there are still around 50 of them. But the sparrows are slow in coming back this year. I will not get much of an opportunity to get photos of them this year.

Female Purple Finch.

Every year is different that way. I still hope to add some new species to my photo library this year. Hard to believe that I have nearly 100,000 photos now. I would have topped that number, but I have been sorting through my pics and getting rid of a lot that are not worth keeping now that I have better pics of those subjects. That is all part of photography.

Male Purple Finch.

I tend to take a lot of photos of each bird, insect, flower, whatever, and then keep the best of the bunch and delete the rest. I am looking forward to adding some new insects to my photo library this year too. I would especially like to add more butterflies and moths. Butterflies are not real common around here, some years are better than others. Last year was not a good year for them, so perhaps this year will be better.

Male Evening Grosbeak.

Moths are hard since they are mostly out at night. I try leaving my deck light on to attract them, but the birds get at them before I do in the morning. But I will keep trying. There are so many interesting, and colorful, moths around here, and some are very big. That is all solitude. Well, today we have some more birds “looking at you”. I never realized how many pics I had like this. I hope you all have a great day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2023 Steve McLeod.

6 Comments on “Tuesday’s Tidbits, with Coffee! #18

    • They do sometimes like to pose nicely for me, especially if I talk to them.πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»πŸ“·Have a good night Sharon!πŸ˜ƒπŸŒ›πŸ˜»πŸ˜΄


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