Flicker and Jay with a do

Pictures: Here is a shot of a Gilded Flicker and a Steller’s Jay.


Say….. What’s up with this feather-do?!?

Weather: I can cover that in one word ….. rain 🙂 Which = Muddy muddy.

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Steller Jay

Pictures: Here is a couple of shots of a Steller Jay that has been enjoying my seeds.



Exercise: Barry and I walked 4 miles today, not bad for two old dudes!

Solar: Barry had a solar system put on his RV and we are now going through and doing all the things the solar installer should have done. One; the fools hooked his inverter up in a way that it was charging his house batteries when on and that is a no no. (He has two battery system the way they installed it)

One; the house batteries run the house as always and two; the installer put two large batteries in to run his electric when off grid.
They put in 1060 Watts of solar panels (very nice) but they put all the panels in series and they should have put them in a parallel series circuit, we’ll fix that later.

They did not put a breaker between the solar panels and the Controller and we did that today.

We also put a switch in place to turn on/off the RV’s build-in Converter so when running the installed Inverter it is not running the Converter to charge the House Batteries. Now he can turn on the switch when he runs his generator and turn off the switch when he runs he Inverter.

A good days work for two old guys 🙂

The other day Barry helped me do some plumbing on my rig, he is much better at that kind of thing than I. Me, I understand solar a little better than he does so it works out pretty good.

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Taking a Bath

Pictures: Couple of shots of the Mountain Chickadee taking a bath.

Splish-splash Mountain Chickadee taking a bath!


All Clean!


Exercise: I walked with Jeanne this morning and ended up with 4.2 miles.

Weather: We are getting rain almost everyday since about 10th of this month, good hard rains in this area too. The rain keeps it a bit muddy but given a day without rain or a day that it rains in the late afternoon, it will dry up.
Update to weather: It rain hard and long today, there is a lot of mud.

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Acorn Woodpecker

Pictures: Couple shots of a Acorn Woodpecker as it scores a shell peanut from my feeding area.



Going: My friend Barry loves to go, so I have been going out about very day to the city or somewhere. It is a fun change for me. Left to myself I will only go once a week or maybe twice.

Weather: Lots of rain and a good thunderstorm going at the moment, I find lighting a bit scary sometimes 😬

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