PPL Riverlands, Always Seem To Find Something New
I’m sorry but I’ve been busy enjoying the hazy, hot and humid weather we’ve been having here in northeastern Pennsylvania and haven’t posted on my blog for a few days. I love the warm weather.
I visited one of my favorite hiking grounds on Wednesday, the PPL Riverlands, with my nephew Mikey. He did some fishing while I roamed the canals. And, as always there was, even on this hot afternoon, a lot to see.
It seemed there were turtles and frogs jumping in the warm canal and pond waters everywhere I hiked. They were a little too quick for me except for one female turtle I found laying her eggs on the banks of a pond.
Plenty of dragonflies hovering above the water too, as well as many other insects.. And plentiful insects mean a lot of insect eating birds. I saw my first eastern kingbird, well I am pretty sure it is an eastern kingbird anyway. This large flycatcher was perched atop tree branches waiting for a meal.
I saw, and photographed, some warblers, catbirds, robins, cedar waxwings, and a red winged blackbird. I also saw, but couldn’t get any photos of a blue heron, a hawk, some orioles and other warblers. I was surprised how active the birds were on such a hot afternoon.
Spring is turning into summer and the mulberry trees are fruiting, the blueberries are getting larger and the elderberries are flowering. Hiked back to the lake and watched my nephew catch some fish. This is such a wonderful time of year and I am trying to enjoy each and every day.