20160519 Trip to Loring — Part II

I finally worked through all the photos I took on that trip last week and saved a few that you might find interesting:

Nice Hobblebush …

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Dragonfly on a prickly raspberry cane.  Click for intimate details …

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Grackle checking out the traffic on the underpass …

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Another Grackle showing of … verbally and pictorially.

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Turkey vulture taking off, showing its feathers….

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North Road pond ..

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Field of trilliums …

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Hallie’s barn …

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Lily pads on elevated pond on Forest Access Road…

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The Hobblebush will have advanced in the last 4 days.  I’ll have to check!

20160523 Spring things

Checked out a local ditch and found this bird … for a few seconds.  It was working the bank moving a metre or two each time.  This fuzzy photo is sufficient to ID the bird as a Common  Yellowthroat Warbler.  First time seen this year.  I will keep my eyes pealed for them near stream banks with good cover.

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This Trillium was blooming on the stream bank.

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Although this birdie was behaving like a Blackpoll Warbler, it is a Black Capped Chickadee with well worn feathers.  Blackpolls have orange feet.

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Here it is flitting to another branch…

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The Pin Cherries are bursting now, attracting pollinators.

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Nice Columbine

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I suspect that hatching time is  approaching for this pair nesting on a beaver lodge in the pond across the road from Big (Gereaux) Lake.

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Busy time of the year!