There are several "families," they seem to travel in pairs, and (I assume the male) continually taking offense at any potential interloper.
The redwing black birds in force and singing their song endlessly! I've yet to see the cedar wax wings I love but I'm sure they'll be there soon.
We are lucky to have cardinals year round here. They're one of my favorites!
I'm assuming someone planted daffodils here and there -- they don't seem to grow by themselves.
Here's a question for some of my blog friends who are more nature experts than I. Any ideas what this netted structure with the yellow pieces beside it (not enclosed) might be? It's the first year I've ever seen it. It's gone now, so whatever its purpose, it seems to be over.
I'm not sure what this is all about, but it appears to be a relatively well attended memorial, there year round for the past year or two.
Across from the pond is the neighborhood golf course. If you look closely you can see quite the gathering of geese. I'm sure the golfers just love this!
The squirrels seem busier than ever! This one was checking me out as I was taking my walk.
That bright forsythia in the background makes me smile!
And speaking of forsythia, here's what might be a last look, Most is getting it's green leaves now. I'll miss this cheery bush which always heralds the beginning of spring.
We haven't seen as many redbuds this year. They're a favorite of mine and when I do see one, it's cause for rejoicing!
Things are greening up. It's definitely spring, despite a chill that has come in over the past week. But my sure sign of spring has appeared.
Harry the Heron is back!
And he's hungry!
Harry is clearly an expert fisher-bird!
I've been told he has been back for a bit.
But in my world, it isn't thoroughly spring until I've seen my Big Bird myself!
Pretty soon the foliage at the ditch will fill in, the grasses become tall and the leaves thick. It may be harder to see some of the birds or onto the island where the deer live.
But for now? I'll take it!