It was only 33 degrees F when we got up this morning..... no more breakfasts outside for a while.
Celeste and Victor kept my bird feeders filled while we were gone, so there are plenty of birds visiting them every day. The goldfinches are starting to get their summer plumage, but to the inexperienced birder, they are still pretty much a "Little Brown Jobby". The male cardinals provide the brightest color... their bright red is a welcome sight no matter what time of year, but especially when everything's so brown.
You can hear "spring" songs now... I hear bluebirds quite often but all the bird songs are more melodious. Probably mating songs, but to me, it's a sure sign of spring.
We love watching the bird feeders, especially in the mornings. This morning we had a lot of visitors...
Kind of a big bird, huh?
Oh well, she didn't take much and what got spilled on the ground won't be wasted.
This view is from our motorhome window....
There are 8 or 9 deer visible in this photo.... there must have been about a dozen out there at one time.
Celeste and Victor have several acres here and no hunting is permitted. They have many bird feeders out as well as at least 2 deer feeders on their property. They encourage all wildlife and when we're here, we reap the benefits each day.
We'll be here about a month, then head to Ohio, where we'll stay about a month... then on to Maine where we'll be volunteering June through August at Aroostook NWR. We do have plans for mid October through mid December, but haven't made all those arrangements yet, so that will wait for another blog.
I probably won't post every day now - since we're no longer at the Rickety Bridge and its herons and egrets, I'll have to find something else to write about ;-)
That's All For Today!