20160522 Blossoms, Bugs and Birdies

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:

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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!

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This suitor came along demonstrating his aerobatic flying skills …

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A little further on this beautiful, and much misunderstood yellow blossom, was pollinated by a couple of beasties …

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So was this one …

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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.

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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.

 

 

One thought on “20160522 Blossoms, Bugs and Birdies

  1. Tom, – YES, “the Marvel of Spring”. Thank you for bringing us these marvels – this rebirth is truly incredible !!!!

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