Saturday, April 30, 2011

Birds in Review Part XXXVI 'A Bird Parade' Spring Returns

It's A Bird . . . No A Bud. . . A Corolla . . . A Blossom . . . A Spring Bird and Bud Parade!

Chionodoxa forbesii

Nesting Eastern Bluebirds Sialia sialis

American Robins Turdus migratorius 

Chaenomeles 'Flowering Quince' 

Serenading Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Alluring Viburnum carlesii

A Winter Keeper . . . Spring Creeping Brown Creeper Certhia americana 

Fairytale Lilac Cluster Emerging

Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe Wings Its Way From Tight Buds To . . . 

 Sprouting Lilac Limbs

Flitting Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum

Earlier Arriver 

Tree Swallows Tachycineta bicolor

The 'Star' of The Garden Now Magnolia stellata

Tree Swallows Fill the Sky With Song and Fanciful Flight of Pure Delight!

Dreaded Brown-headed Cowbirds Molothrus ater

Tiny Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula is so thrilled, he can hardly sit still.

Hiding a Ruby Crown

Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata

A Chorus of Daffodils 

White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis

Praying Japanese Tree Peony 

American Goldfinch Spinus tristis reclaims its color

Daffodil Trumpets Announcing Spring 

Warmer moist days are bringing more migrating birds back to Flower Hill Farm and refreshing the colors of those birds that overwinter here. Spring's true arrival is casting off sepals revealing an array of colorful buds and blooms. The air is filled with the energies of excitement . . .  everywhere . . .  within the waking landscape and gardens. 

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