Spring resumes…

Aaah. Now that’s more like it! Not too hot, and not too cold, plus bright sun instead of wet snow. I’ll take it!

In any case, I was thrilled to reach the section of slow water on the river just in time again to catch the dawn patrol.


Meanwhile, up on the bluff, this is the puffiest eastern phoebe I believe I’ve ever seen.


The catbird by the pond was also looking quite puffy, and let’s hope that they both can soak up some of the sun’s warmth.


On my way back home for breakfast, I spotted this nuthatch prancing around showing off its own catch of the morning.


The day was so gorgeous, and the future forecast is not quite so nice, so I headed back out after breakfast and was soon treated to this curious display: three northern flickers perched on a single branch and putting on a show for each other.


I can see a male on the left, and a female in the middle, but I can’t tell if the one on the right is a male or female. Either way, Susan, I bet that despite their odd behavior none of them habitually smoke marijuana cigarettes.


Moving on, I soon spotted my first waterthrush of the season, and my guess is that this one is from Louisiana. Click the link for the side-by-side pictures to see if you agree.


Finally, this little red squirrel couldn’t figure out what to make of me, and it kept coming back for another look.


Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

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