It feels like very quickly, trees have begun to bud and bloom. This action attracts in insects and insects attract BIRDS! Speaking of insects, I saw my first dragonfly today in the cemetery and a few butterflies too. Needless to say, things are starting to become colorful, vivid, and alive- which puts a big smile on my face because I live for warm weather.
Enjoy the sights- but seriously, go outside and see them yourself too!
|A Northern Mockingbird forages under the "magic tree," where many other birds foraged above. In this area I was able to find a quick, little winter wren. Other birds in this area were titmouse, chipping sparrow, juncos, and white breasted nuthatch.|
|My favorite thing about those doe-eyed mourning doves-- they can look quite modest in one look, but change the light...|
|And you notice the subtle iridescence on their necks, the blue hues around their head. They are so beautiful!|
|A swamp sparrow foraging at the Crescent Water.|
|A yellow-rumped warbler hawking from this perch above the crescent water.|
|The Cemetery is over run (in a good way) with palm warblers, especially at the sylvan water! There were so many foraging over the ground along side the hills on either side of the water.|
|I was hoping to grab a shot of a bird in a cherry. And what's more perfect that a gorgeous palm warbler among those perfect blooms??|
|Okay, this is better- I love the details of its wing, yellow feathers among soft pink flowers. I LOVE IT!|
|Found this male house finch singing his love song. It looked to me like he had a nest site in some of the dense shrubs and some females checking it out. You go, buddy!|