Sunday, April 29, 2012
It's spring, and we enjoy an invasion of red-winged blackbirds.
We see yellow headed blackbirds here and there through the spring and summer and some, but not many, Rusty Blackbirds.
David spotted our visitor the other day poking about in a post winter pile of sticks and dry grasses that is my Lilac bush. He (the rusty blackbird, not David) landed with a female on the roof of our re-purposed dog house just outside the kitchen window.
a few Pine Siskins,
and in much greater numbers is this little bird with the sweet song; we have a host of White-crowned Sparrows at our kitchen window feeders right now.
And last but not least
we said hello to our First Hummingbird of the season at the back door this afternoon and as I crane my neck to look around the corner I see him at the feeder this very moment. It's a happy day.
A Bluebird nesting box midway along the bluebird trail being visited by a couple of Flickers (Red Shafted Northern Flickers). The Flickers appeared to be helping the bluebirds keep a house-hunting swallow at bay. . .
That's my stab at the story.
"I realized that if I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes." - Charles Lindbergh
Saturday, April 07, 2012
As the snow leaves
The creek reappears
some Frosty mornings
Mid day wanders
Early evening skies
Platoons of robins
and solitary hunters
Sudden storms of hail, snow and winds
Red winged blackbirds tumbling about in stunning synchronicity
A very blue bird
And our April flicker ~ right on schedule
A glorious time of year.