This Spring has been quite an exciting time in our neighborhood. The weather can’t make up its mind – Winter? Summer?…
A week ago we set a record for the all time low temperature on that date. Two days later (no kidding) we set an all time record high for that date. 26 to 106. What a ride.
The birds don’t seem to mind too much – especially when we keep the feeders full. The Baltimore Orioles love the grape jelly and orange halves we set out. We also have Catbirds, Brown-headed Cowbirds, American Goldfinches, Robins, Wrens, the occasional Woodpecker, Sparrows, Grackles and Mourning Doves – and that’s just in our backyard.
The American Avocets you see here were along the shore of the reservoir for the power plant in town. It’s a great place to drive around and occasionally produces a few photo opportunities. There were about a dozen Avocets on the day we were there.