The Birds of Spring

Our weather has been reaching the 70’s during the last week.  The grass is growing and buds are beginning to swell.  Around the Mill Site there is another sign of Spring.  Pairing off and searching for nest sites, the birds are all around.

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A killdeer scouting for a gravelly nesting site.

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Goldeneye couple on the river.

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The cororants relaxing.

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A pair of mallard soon to be nesting.

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A beautiful pair of Canada geese.

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Teka stares forlornly at a beautiful pair of Canada geese.

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The empty osprey nest waits for it’s builders to return. They should be here in the next couple of weeks. Truly a sign of Spring’s impending return.

27 thoughts on “The Birds of Spring

  1. Yes it IS lovely to see Spring returning like this 🙂
    Makes me smile thinking of Spring temps in the 70’s … That’s Summer in UK if we are lucky !
    Look forward to updates on nests – I’ve a thing about nest spotting 😉

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  2. Teka is the impressive one, fllowed by the geese, the mallards, goldeneyes, osprey nest and then the cormorants. I like all these photos very much. You have so many places and scenes to photograph. You and Mary are so blessed to live in an area that is teeming with wildlife.

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  3. all beautiful! there’s a lone osprey, or i think just a lone osprey, that returns to this last bend of the river each year. i don’t realize that he’s gone until i hear his call to announce that he’s returned. ah, music to my ears!

    the header image is stunning, and i loved all of the photos! thanks!

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