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.
This Trillium was blooming on the stream bank.
Although this birdie was behaving like a Blackpoll Warbler, it is a Black Capped Chickadee with well worn feathers. Blackpolls have orange feet.
Here it is flitting to another branch…
The Pin Cherries are bursting now, attracting pollinators.
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.
Busy time of the year!