The warm sunshine is pushing the spring ephemerals right along so we spent some time enjoying some of our favourites yesterdays. Along the way we saw a pair of Spring Azures and other pollinators. We were lucky to see a singing American Redstart who did his stuff in front of us. Rictal hairs, remember?
First, sans comment, the blossoms:
A Spring Azure was alit and then another kept circling until they both flew off … for a date? dance? dinner? honeymoon? Ah, Nature in the spring!
This suitor came along demonstrating his aerobatic flying skills …
A little further on this beautiful, and much misunderstood yellow blossom, was pollinated by a couple of beasties …
So was this one …
Overhead this fellow was flitting, gleaning and serenading. I think that he is fathering a nestfull of little ones for the trip to Central America starting in August.
A few days ago I posted a photo of a “Tennessee Warbler” [20160518 More migrants arrive].
It wasn’t. Click on the third photo in this Photo Gallery to see what it really was. The photo of the “Tennessee Warbler” was made about 50 metres away so I will keep my eyes peeled for further developments.
Today I am going to wander a little further afield in search of other migrants.
Tom, – YES, “the Marvel of Spring”. Thank you for bringing us these marvels – this rebirth is truly incredible !!!!