Good morning everyone! It looks like another cloudy day here, but at least the clouds kept it from freezing overnight, so that is a definite plus. There is getting to be a lot more little sparrows around now, and another new one showed up yesterday, the white-crowned sparrow. Still waiting for our two largest sparrows yet, the fox sparrow and the Harris’ sparrow. The sparrows are later than usual this year, as are most birds it seems. Each year they seem to be coming back a little later than the year before. The clay-colored sparrow has also not shown up yet. Normally we would be getting a lot of warblers coming back now, but only one has managed to find their way up here so far. They are all such beautifully colored little birds, but because they are so small they are seldom seen by people. But their songs are generally loud and beautiful, except for a few of them. So it is always such a joy when they do arrive and their songs are added to the morning chorus.
And now for today’s spring pics…
In the above pic is a ruffed grouse, a bird I have been trying to get for the last 2 years. It is generally kind of hard to get close to these birds to get a good pic and this one still isn’t the best, but I am happy to at least have one to add to my collection of bird pics now. There are some small twigs in front of him giving a slight blurry look.
Although we have seen the mourning cloak butterfly already, I thought this one looked nice sitting on top of this young balsam tree as it was enjoying some sunshine.
There we have today’s pics, don’t forget that Nature’s Art will be out again today as well. I look forward to seeing you back for that one too. Stay safe everyone, have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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