Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Nature Notes: Spring progressing rapidly

It has been a very pleasant spring so far. Not too hot and not too cold.
The American Robin above was keeping an eye on my deck from the pecan tree.
Another day an American Robin enjoyed a bath and lengthy preening.
Most of the next shot is of my Pecan Tree but on the left are some oak tree limbs with new leaves.
We have a slight chance of frost tomorrow night but it will probably stay just above freezing. I'm increasingly optimistic that the temperatures won't dip low enough this spring to cause damage to fast premature growth.
The grackle above was hunting for food in my neighbor's lawn.
The male cardinal above and below was playing peek-a-boo with me.
The rest of the shots are of new babies and their parents.
I couldn't believe it when I first spotted the new babies on an Easter Day after dinner walk.
The Canadian Geese must have been influenced by our mild winter to start early families.
The mallards also started a new, large family.
One last shot of the Canadian Geese with their chicks below.
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Judy said...

What a wonderful series! I love the "peek-a-boo" shot.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, I loved that peek-a-boo shot too. :) Soo cool.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

It's my holiday, I was going to go out for a walk, then it rained. Love the goslings.

Nature Rambles said...

How wonderful to see so many babies! Always love to see your bird shots. Yes, my favourite is the cardinal!!

Libby said...

Make Way for Ducklings! All your bird shots have such personality!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the babies! It looks so green in North Carolina!

Sallie ( said...

Wow -- I LOVE this post Carver -- just can't stop smiling. I want to come live in your backyard.

jewaicious said...

What beautiful captures, each one so lovely and colorful. I love the cardinal peeking through the leaves...too cute.

Dianne said...

there is so much cuteness in this post!
the peek-a-boo shot is adorable
and the babies are so so sweet

Pat said...

Lovely shots. I love those babies!

Anonymous said...

What a delightful series. I enjoyed the game of peek a boo and cooed my way through the baby photos.

Anonymous said...

What a delightful series. I enjoyed the game of peek a boo and cooed my way through the baby photos.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely series, Carver. The Cardinal and Robins are cute and the gooslings are adorable. Wonderful sighting. Thanks for sharing, hope you have a wonderful day.

Rambling Woods said...

I love the babies..I hope there is enough to eat for the goslings and ducklings so early...I wanted to let you know that the bird is a grackle.. a starling has a yellow bill..grackle has the blueish tinge.. hope you don't mind Carver... Michelle