Good morning on this chilly, but beautiful Saturday everyone! Though it is a rather cool morning, sitting here wearing a jacket and drinking a hot cup of coffee really isn’t so bad. And the birds are just as active, coming around for their breakfast as usual. The little hummingbirds, there are at least 2 males and one female now, are very busy at their feeder. On a cool morning like this they need that extra bit of easy to get sweetness to help give them the energy they need. Hmm, not a bad idea, think I will get another cup of coffee and be right back. There we go, that’s much better. The phoebe is busy singing somewhere back in the bushes like he does each morning. The cape may warbler is singing his “please, please, please to meetcha” song, a little closer than the phoebe but still out of sight.
Two loons fly almost directly overhead laughing away as they pass. I just love listening to the loons, whether this laughing call, or the longer “mournful” cry. That’s the way it is often called, but personally I love that long call they have, especially at night. There is a real beauty to that call. A male purple finch is sitting in the apple tree, his bright red looks so nice among the white apple blossoms, and he is also singing his beautiful song. It would look fantastic if the sun was shining on the apple tree right now with that red bird in there, but it will be a while before the sun gets in here. A pair of white throated sparrows are nesting close by and the male is singing away again this morning. I can see him sitting on a branch, he will soon be on the ground looking for his breakfast too.
New life is popping out everywhere as spring moves into summer…
In the above pic we have some new growth popping out on a white spruce tree, a sure sign that summer is coming.
And in the picture above is some new growth showing on a young balsam tree. That new bright green just looks so beautiful.
And in the above picture is some new growth showing on a juniper bush. These are very common here growing on the dry rocky areas. Something a little different for our daily look at pics today, thank you for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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