Also, it's important to note, it's March 28th- it was snowing when I arrived, I had to wear hat, scarf, gloves, and probably should have done another layer. What was I saying about signs of spring yesterday??
Enjoy the sights...
|From the parking lot of APEC, you can walk out onto a nice boardwalk that takes you out to a tidal salt marsh. It must be an absolute joy to watch this marsh slowly come to life and turn green into the summer and grow tall with grasses!|
|When these cattails go to seed, they explode this fluffy seed that can take to the air to disperse. Birds use the fluff also to line their nests.|
|The cattail nemesis... phragmites.|
|I love trails that look like they are transporting you into some kind of magical place...|
|A downy woodpecker was feeding on these little seed pods in this tree. He would dangle upside down to get into each nook and cranny with his little beak.|
|Another downy takes flight from the area.|
|I always love finding a new bird! This is a Rusty Blackbird. I was intrigued by it because I knew it wasn't a grackle, because of its short tail, and there were 5 or 7 birds calling, sounding nothing like grackles.|
|An awful picture, but you can at least see the lovely colors his dark feathers are secretly hiding.|
|A floofy little song sparrow, hopes that this wintry weather will soon pass.|
|Surprise sneaky flyover by a red tail hawk!|
|Little birdie feet in the mud of the salt marsh at low tide.|
|My first greater yellowlegs of the year. What a lovely, leggy creature they are!|
|Ever see those yellowlegs get stretched?|