Wednesday, November 18, 2020

WELL, NO SURPRISE THERE EH!!

DARK EYED JUNCO
The inch of snow on the ground crunched underneath each footstep as Pheebs and I made our way to the Jeep this morning.  Roads were a mixture of ice, snowy slush, and road salt.  Skies were overcast with a few small patches of blue skies here and there.  Temps were hovering around 28F.  No snow in the air with brisk winds coming in off the vast open waters of Lake Huron.

OUR FRONT YARD THIS MORNING

Goderich's Rotary Cove Road is still closed after last Sunday's storm.  I suspect they have a big clean-up going along that road.  Waves bashing the shoreline have been huge.  Saw a large freighter standing offshore.  Couldn't quite figure out if it was coming or going.  No smoke coming out of the stack so it may not have been under power.

NO, THIS WINTER SCENE DID NOT SET OFF ANY CHRISTMAS CAROLS IN MY HEAD
A LOT OF ROAD SALT ON THE ROADS
I WASN'T SURE IF THIS LARGE FREIGHTER WAS LEAVING OR COMING INTO GODERICH'S HARBOR
THIS IS A SECTION OF THE RE-BUILT SHORELINE
THIS TUGBOAT (RIGHT) HEADING OUT OF THE HARBOR MAY BE ON ITS WAY TO ASSIST THAT LARGE FREIGHTER BACK-UP INTO THE HARBOR
Pheebs and I were home shortly after 10 with only one brief cold and windy stop along the way.  Wednesday's temps are predicted to be around 50F.  We'll see.  Skies partially cleared this afternoon and how nice of course to see the Sun again.  Our dusting of overnight snow is slowly melting.

ROADS STILL SLOPPY ON OUR WAY BACK TO BAYFIELD
SOME OF THAT ROAD SURFACE IS ICE
A HEAVY CLOUD COVER FOR MOST OF THE DAY
Since our weather has turned snowy cold, our birdfeeders are working overtime and I am kept busy keeping enough seeds in the feeders for the hungry gang of birds we have flocking in.  Blue Jays, Cardinals, Juncos, Finches, Woodpeckers, Mourning Doves, Black Cap Chickadees, Tufted Titmouse, and a few other Sparrow like birds I don't recognize.
FEMALE CARDINAL
MALE CARDINAL
BLUE JAY
RED BELLIED WOODPECKER
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH
I KEEP FORGETTING WHAT BIRD THIS IS
JUNCO
Here's something kind of interesting for Canadian Snowbirds crossing the border (by air) heading south in the area of Plattsburgh New York.  Snowbirds Crossing the Border.  By the way, the border closure has now been extended to December 21rst.  Well, no surprise there eh!!

DOWNIE WOODPECKER
GROANER'S CORNER:((   It’s my wife’s birthday soon and she’s been leaving jewelry catalogs all over the house.  She'll be happy to know I got the hint.  I got her a magazine rack!

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6 comments:

  1. Oh here I go about to cause some trouble. I don't get it. I wouldn't want to come here...yes, the temperatures here in central Texas are often not below freezing during the winter, or at least not for very long. (Well, I do remember the freeze of 83 when the two weeks around Christmas never got above freezing. Talk about busted pipes, even city mains.) But the positivity rate for covid has gone from 10% to 20 in the last month even in my little town. Oh well. I guess if you can afford to fly in and collect the keys to your RV you'll probably figure out many ways to be OK. Meanwhile, great bird photos! I look forward to more. I think you and yours have the resources (internal) to deal with the long winter ahead.



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  2. I believe your questionable bird is a Pine Siskin.

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  3. Not sure why the red-bellied woodpecker is call such when his head is red but his belly is white. LOL
    Great bird pictures though, I'm missing them where we are.

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  4. Yea.! The 1st appearance of the little black squirrel. So cute. 🎃

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  5. You'll be able to entertain us with your stunning bird photos all winter! I wonder if that's a House Finch.

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  6. Enjoyed the great birdie pics and Mr. Black's portrait.

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