Monday, March 15, 2010

Glorious Spring

One of my favorite seasons has finally arrived...glorious spring. This time of year also begins one of my favorite things to do and that is to watch for migratory birds. Mike and I were walking around our acre this morning with a cup of coffee and we seen our first migrating birds of the season. It was three Bufflehead ducks. The male is a small duck with striking white sides, black back, green purple head, with large white bonnet-like patch. They were beautiful to watch as they kept diving in the very cold water to eat aquatic insects.. The Birds of Wisconsin Field Guide says they have a complete migration to southern states and Central America. 

The snow is almost gone on the acre and I have a few plants just starting to come up. It seems that this is the earliest I have ever had anything sprout up except for tulips and daffodils. It is so exciting to go out each day and see the changes in the landscape and listen to the birds sing. You can tell in their songs that even they are happy it is spring. I can't wait to see what birds are out on the pond tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Deb, those photos are wonderful and so encouraging! Please make sure no snow comes back before we return. I can't wait to see that beautiful springtime landscape!