Monday, 16 May 2016

Snapping Sundays' Sights

May 15, 2016

                                                  Sunday's Sky

                                            Sunday's Wood Fire!!

Outside  4 degrees C when I got up at 7 am. We needed a fire...we keep thinking this will be the last one.  We let it die down by noon.

Sundays' Birds  

The birds were active at the feeders.  I have this pair visiting often lately.  I think they are White-Crowned Sparrows because I can't see any yellow on their heads, just the very striking referees' stripes.

Loads of American Goldfinches and one of the Red-Winged Blackbirds

Mr. Hairy Woodpecker.. his bill is long enough to distinguish him from a Downy .  He flew to the birch tree and began vigorously pecking and it was quite noisy.  He sometimes taps on the metal garage roof and then it is really noisy.  

A White-Breasted Nuthatch makes the rounds many times a day.

Sunday's Wildflower

Underfoot along the woods trail, the Trout Lilies are a blooming carpet.  I am always amazed each spring to see these flowers emerge from the dead leaves and in such abundant numbers.  How do they do that!