We've had a lot of action at the bird feeders the past few weeks. I had missed the Goldfinches for a few weeks in the fall but they returned again. These two feeders are hanging on the clothesline well out of reach of the squirrels. I just reel it in and out to fill it. It's fun to watch the squirrels trying to figure out how to get to it from the deck or the garage roof. I think they got the hint but they still come around and scavenge on the ground and the deck.
The Mourning Doves stayed away most of the summer after the deck was built in June. I think all the noise scared them off but they finally came back the past couple weeks and they also feed on the ground. This one land on the picnic table on the deck the other day. I think they are so pretty.
The Black Capped Chickadee is our New Brunswick provincial bird. They love the black oil sunflower seeds and will toss the striped seed aside, which is great for the other birds and the squirrels. I usually only buy black oil seeds but Murray got a mixed bag last season by mistake so I have to use it up. I add a bit more black oil to the mix each time though.
I hung this feeder under the eave on Sunday about 5:00 where I usually hang one of the hummingbird feeders in front of the dining room window. Five minutes later a chickadee flew in for a treat. I was surprised as it was dusk and they were at the silo feeder too. I took this the next day.
A Downey Woodpecker at the silo.
And last, but not least ~ the big. grey. squirrel.
This guy was cute. He was all over the deck cleaning up the seed on the floor and then once that was done he tried to figure out how to get up on the table. He checked out many angles from the railing and the floor then all of a sudden.....he jumped right up on the table! Needless to say he cleaned up the leftovers.
We also are seeing deer again. It's rutting season and hunting season is over. They are making their way across the hill at sunrise in this photo.
Today was beautiful and warm at 14C. Even last night the temperature only went down to 11C. It sure was mild for late November.
This is the sunset tonight. It all of a sudden got the deepest rose colour so I had to snap some pictures. Spectacular!
Red sky at night won't be a sailor's delight tomorrow as a nor'easter is coming up the US coast and bringing heavy rain and wind to Nova Scotia and wind and lots of snow to New Brunswick. We might get up to 25 cm. of snow by the time it blows by on Thursday.
I'm doing much better today. I even made 2 batches of cookies.
I hope you're having a good week so far. I know it's almost Thanksgiving in the US and many of you are really busy preparing for family and company and a big feast. I hope you enjoy your time with family and friends. Don't eat too much! :-0}