Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Spring Begins

The dragonfly field stands ready for another season: just add water and heat!

I spent about a half an hour with this Cardinal before he would come in close enough for a shot.

The White-breasted Nuthatch and his usual companion.

Although it was just around the freezing mark, the sun made it feel much warmer and hinted at the coming of the spring migration and the return of dragonflies, mushrooms, flowers, and a whole array of interesting invertebrates. Yesterday I saw a Hooded Merganser in the creek beside the Ambassador Hotel. Things should soon begin to get interesting. For now I content myself with Classical Guitar and Chess but this weekend I'll crack out the field guides and start honing the identification skills.


Endment said...

Beautiful cardinal. Your patience was rewarded!
We don't have a many coming to the feeders as usual this year. Wonder why?

Kingfisher said...

Sometimes when there is very little bird activity we are willing to take more time with the ordinary and the commonplace. It is an opportunity to rediscover the wonder of things that have become familiar to us. As in nature so in life. Thanks for commenting.