Had heavy cloud cover today but not a drop of rain. Had coffee on the porch it was wonderful. Filled the bird feeder and watched them flock in. Also freshened the hummer feeder. I have only see the male that had been hear all winter. I don't know if I am just missing his mate or he doesn't have one.
Last week I had bought a new bird feeder but all the seed just fell out onto the ground because the slit was way to big. I had some really heavy duty card board so I fashioned a stopper of sorts and it worked. I hung it back up today with only about 3/4 of seed to make sure.
I figured since it was so nice and cool I should go through the camping stuff to see of I could eliminate that tote. Yes I sure did. I just took the coffee pot out and put it in a box along with some cans of bug spray and batteries. It fit nice a snug between the wheel well and another container. I checked the food supplies I have been buying that will not go bad. Tuna, salmon, can of chicken and foil pks. of rice and potatoes. I won't be using these for this trip as I will be close enough to stores to purchase ice when needed so I will bring salads and fish to cook on the stove. When I get up the mountain in early June, I will buy some canned veggies. I don't want to do it before as I want to keep the weight down to save on gas.
I also tried out my 2 step stool and it will work and that will eliminate the 3 step ladder which is really heavy and bulky.
Next Sunday I will pull out for Madera for a week.
After getting everything organized and put away I went back to the porch to see who might be flying around the feeders.
Some pale pink snap dragons showed the heads this morning.
Curved Bill Thrasher and the new and improved bird feeder.
Another shot of the pale pink snap dragon
Good Night All