Hi there. Can you believe we're into November now? There isn't much to post about as I haven't been out taking any photos the past week due to the dreary weather. I have some bird photos to share that I took back in the sunny warm days of early October.
We had lots of Eastern Bluebirds here as they were migrating to the warmer south. I love these little ones and to see a group of them in the yard for days was so delightful.
Aren't they cute lined up on the clothesline?
They love to perch on fenceposts or sticks or garden finials.
They also like to take a bath.
I found out the reason why they were around the birdhouses so much. Apparently, according to a well-known NB birding expert, when the nights are cold a group of them will go into the house to keep warm. He suggested I watch the house at dawn to see if they come out. I don't think they stayed in our houses but they were around early in the mornings. I sure hope they return in the spring and find our birdhouses to be acceptable accommodations for raising a family.
Another backyard visitor of late is the White-breasted Nuthatch. I hear their distinctive raspy squeaking sound before I see them as they are usually on the trees pecking for bugs. They are also coming to the feeders and eating black-oiled sunflower seed. The other birds usually scatter when this fella arrives.
We have lots of Chickadees around the yard all year around. They are the official bird of New Brunswick and are such friendly little ones. They will eat out of your hand and I'd like to get a photo of that someday.
Last Saturday I hung out 3 bird feeders on the clothesline, since I'm done hanging out clothes until probably June!! Haha. It didn't take the birds long to find the new feeders and we are getting lots of them every day.
There are Chickadees, American Goldfinches, Downy Woodpeckers, Bluejays and Pine Siskin coming. In the above photo is a pair of Purple Finches on top of the ball feeder.
We haven't had many sunny days here so I captured this sunrise the other morning hoping for a sunny day. It didn't happen. I think tomorrow might be sunny but colder at 5C. That's what happens this time of the year - sunshine comes with the colder weather. At least it isn't snow!
The drive to church last Sunday (this was at 8:30) morning was pretty with the sun peeking through the clouds although it didn't last. There are still lots of rusts left in the trees that hold their leaves longer but otherwise it's bare branches reaching for the sky.
The house renovations are coming along quickly now. The inside of the entry has the gyproc on and has been mudded and sanded once. The siding and window trim are being finished on the front of the house as I type. There is still the 'stone' and shingle siding that has to be put on the front of the new entry and lighting (which Murray will do) and a new deck to do, and the heated floor and tiles inside!! So much left to do! I am loving the beautiful large space in this new entry foyer! And I may be a tad bit excited to decorate it. With Christmas coming I'll decorate for that too! First though, it has to be primed and painted! I'll do a post when it's all done.
Murray has been traveling for work every week the past month but will be home next week. Yay!! I need some structure and decent eating habits. Do you eat poorly when you're alone? I could just eat chips, chocolate and ice cream every day. Ha!!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I always love to hear from you.
Don't forget the time changes back an hour on Sunday for most of us. At least the mornings will be a bit brighter earlier and we gain an hour of sleep. :)