Good morning to everyone on this chilly Monday! That north wind brought in some cooler weather again, but after today it should start to warm up for us finally. Even after all that rain on the weekend, and there was a lot, there is still a lot of snow around. However, the rain did melt a lot of it, and with the warmer temps on the way the rest of the snow should be gone this week. And maybe I can try walking to the river this week finally.
Providing I can get past that one wet area. That could prove to be difficult, but I will check it out anyway. It is nice listening to the robins singing in the early morning again. For those reading from other countries, this is the American robin, a common summer bird with a very cheerful song. It is a member of the thrush family.
A couple more birds have arrived from the south, on Saturday evening there was a song sparrow singing happily out here and Sunday morning there was a white-throated sparrow singing cheerfully as well. Both are very late returning this year, but it is nice to have them back. I am sure many more birds will be arriving this week, so many are late now.
Oh, nearly forgot, a pair of mallard ducks have come back as well, probably there are a lot of them back but there is a pair around here that showed up Friday evening. Maybe the frogs will wake up this week as well. It is always nice to hear the first frogs of spring. Amazingly there were still a lot of redpolls around yesterday, at least 40 of them still. They are going to have a short nesting season if they don’t get heading north soon.
I am sharing some pics of a small lake from last summer. It is really quite a beautiful little lake though a bit hard to get down to the shore, except on the other side which is not easy to get too either. In earlier summer it has a lot of white water lilies which are very beautiful. Well, time to head out shopping, thank you for stopping by to read today. Have a marvelous Monday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin. (Praying for the people of Ukraine)
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