Friday, May 13, 2011

Middle of May & Spring is here at last.

Photo by Leslie Holzmann

Oh my, how I do love this time of telling what I'll find in my yard! This morning, I walked out to fill feeders and came under a thistle feeder at the corner of my house. Yes, the same feeder I discovered 'pink-butts' that winter, several years ago. Rosy-Finches have been coming every year since, but always when it snows. Imagine my surprise when I looked up at Pink-Butts on the feeder in the middle of May! While we did get some rain and a tiny bit of snow the other day, spring has definitely sprung; my grass is high and the fruit trees are in blossom. Who would expect Brown-capped Rosy-Finches this time of year...and yet they were here; two or three, just as you please. What a treat!

Photo by Jeannie Mitchell

A couple weeks ago, I got my first Spotted Towhee

Photo from Wikipedia

And, the other day, while walking my new puppies around the yard, I scared up a Great Blue Heron from a tall tree with a view of my small pond. I'll take that as a new Yard-Bird, any day!

[Addendum] May Yard-Birds included: