Good morning and happy Saturday to all of you! It is another beautiful spring morning with the birds already singing much earlier while it was still dark. Even a squirrel is out early this morning running through the trees, having so much fun. There are so many birds showing up now. Yesterday the loons were back, as was the phoebe, song sparrow, turkey vultures, broad-winged hawk, plus some others. The forest is coming to life once again with all this bird life. I walked down to the river again yesterday, it was just so beautiful to sit by the river in the sun, enjoying the warmth that has finally returned. The river level is down about 7 feet from last fall now so the rocks along the river shore are once again visible. A pair of common mergansers were swimming along the shore, but unfortunately on the other side of the river, a little too far for a good picture. All in all, it was a very enjoyable time.
And now for some pics from my walk yesterday…
Here is the male and female common merganser. The male’s head looks black, it’s actually a dark green and he has a nice red bill. Too bad they were so far away. Perhaps another day.
And here is one of eight turkey vultures circling overhead about half way to the river. These birds have a bright red head which has no feathers on it. But they do look majestic soaring against a beautiful blue sky.
I will be sharing more pics of this walk and hopefully more walks as well. This nice weather is supposed to continue for awhile. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, stay safe and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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