Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Day........

The squirrel tries to hold his own with a strong wind to his back.  He stopped in yesterday during the heavier part of the snow we received and did not stay for very long. I need to fill the two corn feeders for them today.

My new sock of niger seed hangs close to the house. So far only the chickadees are feeding on it.  I am having birds run into our dining room window so I am thinking I may need to move this a little bit farther out in the open.  I do think it is starlings that are running into the window as they seem to be clumsy and a little confused. There is another general seed feeder opposite this one and they can't fly in to get to it without a lot of space.  Mostly the sparrows and juncos eat from that one.

The bluejay stayed on the feeder yesterday and broke its seed open instead of flying off to a tree branch. The weather was bad for a while with blowing snow so I couldn't get such a great clear photo.You can see he is manipulating the seed in his beak.

We still look like winter around here. It actually snow a light fluffy snow during the night.  It was below 0 degrees F. for a while this morning and it is going to warm up a little as the day goes on.  I think low 20's will be our high for today. 

We are home here today for the Thanksgiving day with no company. We will have a turkey dinner  with all the fixings.  Our one son and his wife with AJ will be here Friday.  We plan to see a lot of our grandson tomorrow and get reacquainted with him.  It is a different kind of Thanksgiving this year but all of our holidays like this keep changing from year to year as how we get together with family or no family.  We will stay safe and warm today and finish off the day with good coffee and hot mince meat pie.

I hope all of you have a great day today and also a good Thanksgiving weekend. Stay safe and stay warm for sure. Thanks for stopping by today.


Cattails said...

Wow! It looks so cold there. I noticed goldfinches in our backyard just this morning!
Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving. We have pumpkin pie and coffee that we will enjoy later today. Look forward to seeing new photos of AJ.

The Furry Gnome said...

We put those small black hawk silhouettes up on our windows and it seems to stop other birds from flying into them.

Far Side of Fifty said...

You got snow!! Happy Thanksgiving! I am not sure if I have ever had mince meat pie! We had traditional pumpkin!