Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Could it Be?

...Could it be that spring is really here? It's hard to believe but...I think it's official! Over the past week, I've seen everything from American Wigeons to Ring-necked Ducks in my neighborhood ponds! I've been for quite a few walks around my development (which includes farmer's fields, three large ponds, and a few patches of woods.) and they've been quite exciting. So far, the early migrant list for my neighborhood includes:

American Wigeon (1)
Ring-Necked Duck (4)
Greater Scaup (1)
Hooded Merganser (3)
Gadwall (4) LIFE BIRD
White-throated Sparrow (7+)
Turkey Vulture (3+)
Song Sparrow (5+)
and a questionable Lesser Scaup...

And...the first antlered buck of the season! That's really exciting; for those who didn't know, I love watching deer as much as I love observing birds, and I have even began to catalog my neighborhood deer.

Combine that all with rain, and you've got SPRING!

Ring-necks, some of my most favourite waterfowl

Mrs. Gadwall puts on a show

"C'mon, honey, I don't like the look of that girl over there..."

Song sparrow say whaaat?

Landing gear in place!

Sorry for such a short post, but I was so happy about spring that I couldn't wait to share! Happy trails everyone, and don't forget to leave a comment if you liked what you read!

~ Peace always
Kristina ~

PS-- THE SPRING LAYOUT is now live on my blog! Look around...green is here!


Stormpetral said...

Wow! Awesome shots! I think spring is almooost here... I just wish I had time to bird!

Dave said...

Great work Kristina!