20180518-19, Yellow Warblers, Catbirds, Cooper’s Hawk and ephemerals in the rain

We enjoyed some sunshine and May showers while seeing some spring sights…

A pair of catbirds were feeding on the staghorn sumac fruit at Big Lake:

They also did some mating dances in the Tag Alders:

European Starling posing in the grass.   They seem to like being around humans….

Cooper’s Hawk checking the road ditch along Hwy 529:

As usual, this little Yellow Warbler gave its location away by singing.  Click on the photo to see it closer …

A little closer, click for close-ups …

These unfurling ferns are NOT FIDDLEHEADS (hairy stems, lack of brown papery covering) …

This Trillium is also unfurling …

The next day rain showers gave some interesting textures to the Trilliums …

… and to the first Canada Columbine of the season …

Mary Holland describes Dwarf Ginseng flowering in New England.  I have yet to see this plant or its relatives up here.

 

4 thoughts on “20180518-19, Yellow Warblers, Catbirds, Cooper’s Hawk and ephemerals in the rain

  1. Dear Tom, Thank you .. beautiful pix of our Spring and the songbirds are this delightful introduction to Spring. xoxo

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