Good morning everyone! It is a cloudy morning, very heavy cloud so it is quite dark out here as I sit with my morning coffee and listen to all the birds singing. It’s a rather strange morning. Only one of my gulls showed up today, that was Sir Henry, he’s the third friendliest of the herring gulls. No little birds coming to the feeders. It actually becomes very quiet for a while. Just not normal for an early morning in May. It should be positively alive with bird activity out there. Even the crows only stopped in briefly. A phoebe begins singing it’s name not too far away. I can’t see him though. The leaves are getting bigger making it harder to see the little birds now. A little wren starts to sing in the cherry tree next door. Looks like they will probably nest there again this year.
They can be a terrible little bird, deliberately destroying the eggs of other birds nesting in “their” territory. Providing they can find the nests. Our little chipping sparrows always have a successful nesting here, and song sparrows. Doesn’t look like we will have the song sparrow this year, but we might have a pair of white-throated sparrows. Had a nice surprise yesterday. A catbird showed up sitting in the apple tree. They also nest somewhere close by each year. They actually do have a call that sounds much like a cat meowing. They are also good at mimicking other bird songs. I hope to get a pic of one this year if they hang around. Not easy to get them out in the open though.
And now for today’s pics to share with you…
The wild strawberries, above, are blooming everywhere now, should be another good crop of them this year.
In the above photo is another look at the spring azure butterfly with it’s wings at least partially open this time, showing off it’s beautiful color.
Time for another cup of coffee. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend, stay safe and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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