Mom was pretty shy this morning, and I didn’t want to push things, so that’s all I’ve got so far, but the little tyke can already scamper pretty well.
Meanwhile, here’s a male rose-breasted grosbeak calling for the female we spotted yesterday. He might want to clean up that beak before she sees it, but maybe he’s got other qualities.
Closer to the ground, we’ve got several new blossoms in the park, including Canada columbine, eastern red columbine, or just plain wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis);
Canada anemone, round-headed anemone, round-leaf thimbleweed, meadow anemone, windflower, or even crowfoot (Anemonastrum canadensis); and
Virginia waterleaf or eastern waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum), which is often pale and scraggly, especially after the rain, but if you look long enough, you can find a presentable clump of blossoms.
Finally, cast your eyes upon this gorgeous scene captured by my colleague Mike Betette, which looks for all the world like a composition by a Dutch master, doesn’t it. He posted it on Instagram last evening, and I begged him to send me a copy that I could share with you.
The gosling between the two adults sure looks smaller than the rest, doesn’t it? Maybe they’re the ones we saw yesterday, too. Ha!