27 March, 2016 Happy Easter! Happy Spring! Happy Sunday!
Happy beginning of Spring, at least if you’re in the northern hemisphere. And Happy Easter, if you’re so inclined. I just returned (~8:00 Sunday evening) from delicious late Easter Brunch at my sister Katie’s house in Maryland. So, like last week, I’m going to put up a few pictures from this week, and do a longer post tomorrow.
Part of the Easter Egg-citement was the lovely new arrival at Katie’s house – the energetic and outgoing Mattie. She was born in early November and will be five months old in a couple of weeks. Pictured here with Mackey and Turner and me this afternoon at Katie’s. My niece Aileen took the pictures – those dogs didn’t stop moving long!:
Thursday March 24 was, according to reliable sources, the first day the Purple Martins (Progne subis) returned to Bryan Park. This picture is not spectacular; I’ll have better images a week from today:
On Monday at Bryan Park, we hiked to the Nature Preserve (near Shelter 2) and this Red-shouldered Hawk flew into a tree and landed:
We watched it for quite some time, and took more than a few photographs, and hiked back out. And as we reached Young’s Pond Dam and the Bryan Park Avenue entrance, this Red-tailed Hawk flew into another tree and landed!:
I’ve got some nice flower pictures, plus some so-so osprey pictures, plus a picture of one of our “neighborhood” Red-tails – I took the picture from my front porch – plus lots of flowers, but I’m fading fast and my pillow is much more attractive than this keyboard. More tomorrow! Thanks for dropping in!
Have a great day,