Good morning everyone! It’s a milder morning today and perhaps a bit of rain coming later today. Which is okay, we do need some rain, it’s getting dry, a little too dry. Though the wet parts of the path were just starting to dry up nicely, and that part is good. Now they will be wet again. Oh well. I’m sure they will dry up again as well. Everything is so late this year due to the cold spring. Even dandelions are just beginning to show up in a few places. They are basically the first flower to appear in spring, but they are about 2 weeks later than normal this year.
There are a lot of birds that are very late this year too. It has just been too cold for them to return. Only the hardier birds have returned from the south so far. There should be quite a rush once the weather finally warms up to normal again. Speaking of birds, the raccoons are around every night now so I have to remember to bring in the hanging bird feeders at night. Went to do that at 9 last night but the birds were still out there eating, so I had to wait a while longer. They stay until around 9:30 now and are back at 4:30am. However, I don’t put the feeders out that early. There is a limit after all. No earlier than 5am. By that time it’s getting quite noisy out there.
Time to share today’s pics of birds…
In the above pic is the double crested cormorant. I have such a hard time getting close enough to these birds for a good pic, this is the best so far.
And next is this brilliantly colored “common grackle” which were quite late showing up this spring. Some have blue heads like this one, others have purple heads.
There we have our pics for today. I hope you all have a wonderful day, stay safe and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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