In case you hadn't noticed,spring is here!
Pussy willows are now in flower:
Trees that were just a bunch of twigs last month are now in full display:
Little shoots are sprouting from the ground:
Yards are full of flowers:
and trees are leafing out:
Bulbs planted last fall are fulfilling hopes:
And the birds are feelin' it too:
this sparrow was trilling his little heart out, sounding like a Swamp Sparrow but bearing a hatpin mark on his breast that confused me.
House Finches are looking for girlfriends and good nesting spots
and Eastern Phoebes are saying their name for all to hear.
Autumn's plants, bloated and picked apart, are busy providing nesting material and food for prospective families:
The ice has melted, and clear cool water is flowing all around us:
Twittering buzzing conversations fill the air:
And even the doleful cooing of Rock Pigeons makes my heart swell with springtime happiness:
Has spring sprung itself on you yet?