Enjoying The Spring, And The Critters It Brings.
I am loving the earlier sunrises and the early morning song of the birds in my backyard. The squirrels are usually the first ones up in my yard but these past few days a turkey hen has been around even before sunrise. She has no problem sharing breakfast with the squirrels. I think, and I am hoping, she has a nest near my house.
Once the sunrises I have more turkeys show up, and thee usual robins, titmice, nuthatches, doves and sparrows, downy and red bellied woodpeckers, one shown above. The cowbirds showed up a few weeks ago and my favorites, the goldfinches have been around for a few days.
After work I decided to walk out to the railroad tracks and see what new critters arrived out there. Most of the same species of birds I saw in the morning were still at my backyard feeder when i got home. On my way out I saw this robin in my ginko tree.
I walked out to the railroad tracks, one of my favorite walks since I was a child. I love just walking the rails and hoping for a train to come along . Today I was lucky and got to see one. Here is a link to the video I took of the train https://youtu.be/Yky6nFzB05o
I headed home and ran into this squirrel who was taking his dinner home. I love this time of year here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, so much to see every day, whether it’s in my backyard, near my home of in the many parks and forests.
I was hoping to watch the Full Pink moon rise tonight but was disappointed some clouds moved in. It was still a beautiful day in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Here is a link to some more photographs I took of the critters I saw in my backyard and on my walk. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-page-2/nggallery/photographs-page-two-blog/backyard-and-railroad-walks-and-critters-april-21-2016
“Ah yes, the beauty of nature…once we understand life’s delicateness, then we will surely protect and cherish all of its forms.”
― Shannon Leigh Warren