Monday, March 16, 2009
FINALLY! SPRING IS ON IT'S WAY
This is a new meme started by my friend Michelle at Rambling Woods. She wants people to post about nature! Oh OK Michelle - twist my arm!! :)
Today it was actually warm enough to enjoy strolling around outside so I was happy to grab the opportunity and make the most of the sunshine to see what signs of spring I could find. First major change - the pond has thawed and, never slow to make a move, the turtles were swimming.
No that is not a stump, that is a turtles head! If you look really carefully you can see the outline of it's body under the water. There were also numerous turtles hauled up onto logs warming themselves after a long winter buried deep in the mud.
With the thaw on the pond there were feathers floating in the water.
Of course with spring upon us, every young girls fancy turns to love...............
or at the very least, finding a suitable mate!
It would appear that we still have a beaver somewhere in the pond!
There is definitely a sparkle in the ganders eye
as he too looks to pair off.
In amongst the mud and the dead leaves there are little glimpses of green beginning to show.
And the spring daffodils are just beginning to shoot.
When you look as dashing as the male Wood Duck Aix sponsa
The spring task of finding a mate should be a breeze.
For the American Robin Turdus migratorius the highlight of the thaw is that the ground is no longer like stone and he was getting busy searching for juicy little invertebrates.
We are forecast to have temperatures in the seventies tomorrow so no prizes for guessing who will be dawdling home through the park after work tomorrow :)
Photo Credits - CJT
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