A quiet time around our house this week. We have been raking lots of leaves (24 bags!) and getting the house ready for the coming winter. The birds and squirrels are very busy too. I took the photo above from our bedroom window. The Bluejay was taking the little pinecones and flying off with them.
I put a handful of peanuts under one of our trees out back and sat and waited with my camera. Formerly Bald Bluejay who we now call Squeaky because of his squeaky call is very bold and came down right away. I was only about 10 feet away from him so I was able to get a good photo of him.
Very dark but I thought it was an interesting photo.
This is one of our maple trees out back. Very large and very old.
The chickadees are very friendly and come to the feeder when we are standing close by.
I scatter sunflower seed around in a few spots so everyone has a chance for some.
This grey squirrel has been around for the last week or so. I am surprised the black squirrels have not run her (?) off.
We have quite a crowd of Mourning Doves now which makes me happy. We didn't have any until this spring. It was very strange to go through last winter without any. I guess it took them a few months to find our feeders.
This one was enjoying the birch seeds outside our bedroom window.
We are off on a couple of road trips this week. I am looking forward to them. We don't do a lot of travelling once the snow starts to fly.