pussy willows gone to seed
It's a very cool 6 C this Friday morning with clouds and rain showers in the forecast. We've had terrible winds the past week either from either the south or north....not good for forest and brush fires that have been burning due to the dry forest floors and also because humans are careless. Rain today will be a good thing.
I went for a walk yesterday when the sun was shining beautifully and I was looking for signs of spring. I couldn't miss the green of this field which is a crop field. Most other fields are still quite brown especially if they are fallow.
Dog tooth violets are up but not blooming yet.
Wild Lupin leaves that will soon produce spikes of purple and pink blooms.
Well....my title says this post is about birds so here they are.
A 'murder' of crows.....my morning wake up call.....way up on the hill.
There were a few birdies around the yard and feeders.
Male and female Goldfinches
Song Sparrow on the clothesline post doing what it does best. Such a pretty song.
The Song Sparrow came down to dine on scattered seeds on this old tree stump. It sure blends in.
There are lots of Tree Swallows around and they have been looking for a place to nest. We had a Bluebird house on this post last summer and the Barn Swallows nested in it, which is rather strange I guess, but this swallow seemed to think this is where it should be finding a home as it kept coming back to it and diving around the yard. We put the house up at dusk last night and I'm watching today to see what will come. I actually saw a Chickadee checking it out this morning. I haven't seen any swallows around yet. Of course, I'd love to have Bluebirds in the house. They are so beautiful.
Tree Swallow in flight and greatly cropped.
Actually, all these bird photos were cropped. My camera isn't that good!
Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you a beautiful spring day.