Good morning everyone on this cloudy and rainy Tuesday! It was beautiful outside on the deck earlier this morning. It was cloudy but mild and very comfortable sitting there with my cup of coffee, watching and listening as the day woke up. Unfortunately with such a heavy cloud cover this morning it remained rather dull and too dark for taking good quality pics, but I tried, we’ll see if anything turns out well. I enjoy sitting here listening to the different songs of the many birds in the area. That robin begins his singing at about 4:30am, usually the first one up around here. The phoebe isn’t far behind though and there must be a pair nesting close by this year. So he is around quite often, but he doesn’t often sit in a spot where I can get a picture of him. That is one bird high on my list of birds I would like to get a picture of this year. Since they are nesting close by I just might have a chance.
The cat bird is another one I would like to get and they usually nest in the area too. As soon as there is some daylight the many different warblers and vireos begin their songs. And the thrushes are back with their beautiful songs. I saw a pair of Swainson’s thrushes yesterday on my walk, the first I have seen this year. I think the hermit thrush is probably the most common after the robins, which are also thrushes. I really enjoy the song of the thrush, described as flutelike, which I agree with too, it is very nice and most often heard in early morning and late evening.
And now for some more spring wildflowers to share with you today…
In the above picture we have the flowers of the Saskatoon bush. They produce a fairly large and flavorful berry, though it does have a very large seed as well, but a delicious berry nonetheless.
And in the above picture we have the flowers of the blueberry. Wild blueberries are very popular with a flavor that can’t be beat, far nicer than the cultivated varieties. These blueberry flowers are right next to my bench at the river.
There we have our flowers for today, I hope you all have a most wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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