On our warmer than average Tuesday, I went on a short nature walk to see the snowmen. Of course, I also watched the birds.
At the nature center entrance, I immediately spotted this busy bird. Didn’t see too many other birds on the trail near the snowman other than perhaps a Flicker, too far away to properly photograph or identify. I continued on the trail past the end of the snowmen to its proper end at a fishing lake.
A lonely Great Blue Heron Surveying The Icy Lake:
Hopefully, I identified him properly! He didn’t stay on the ice for long before flying away to perhaps a better fishing hole.
Next, I enjoyed watching these Canada Geese venture on the ice.
Another audience watched me and the geese from afar.
A closer inspection of the tree revealed it to be full of Robins enjoying the spring-like break in our weather. Even spring-like warmer days feel a bit chilly when the wind blows. Even more so when the camera battery announces its exhaustion. After watching the geese a few more minutes, I began my slow climb back to the parking lot.
Other birds spotted by the lake and near the nature center but not photographed: snowbirds, cardinals, chickadees, blue jays, and several more downy woodpeckers.
Back At Home
Not a bird but a rabbit! Is it Spring yet? Not yet, little bunny. Hopefully, he’s found somewhere warm to hunker down on this 15 degree Saturday. A few other non-bird types hanging out in the backyard this week as well: Bringer of Bird-feeder bedlam! And the neighbor’s cat… He actually had his eye on the Easter bunny but things didn’t go farther than a good stare between them.
The Carolina Wren popped out of hiding (I was sure he’d flown somewhere warmer!) to serenade us on Tuesday as well. Excuse the blurry photo, please. Still a camera-shy little bird and I probably rushed worried he’d leave again soon. Certainly, hope he’s found somewhere warm today as well!
Birds spotted around our home this week: a group of crows flying over head, the resident cardinals, snowbirds, sparrows, and a nuthatch.
What birds did you notice this week?
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