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Monday, March 19, 2012

Our World Tuesday: Spring Marches on

The birds are continuing to get more and more vocal as spring moves forward.

The bather above is an American Robin and the one below is a male cardinal.
The starling in the next shot looked like he was giving a love tap to his bath mate.
I caught a sunrise last week or rather how it colored the clouds.
The female cardinal seemed to be debating a bath.
Now that I think of it maybe she had already taken a bath and was debating another after her feathers dried out. They look soft and fluffy as if she'd been towel dried, although I guess with birds it's beak dried.
Right when I zoomed in on the black bird he took a flying leap off the branch.
The brown thrasher looked rather charming after her bath.
I think these birds have the most intense eyes.
The oak trees are way ahead of schedule, already getting their pollen presents.
The dogwoods are starting to show signs of blooming. I think this is about when they usually start blooming.
Spring is everywhere I look and way ahead of schedule in terms of some trees and flowers while others usually bloom around now.
The tulip below is one of two that are blooming. Many of my tulips aren't doing well and I suspect they budded too early and got frozen. I didn't check on them when other things were starting in late February which was way too early.
Some of the flowering trees tend to bloom around now and I'm not worried about them.
It's certainly been a pretty month so far in spite of losing some early blooms to frost. Lately it's been staying well above freezing even at night and some days have been almost like summer.
We've had a lot of rainy days but it usually clears up for part of most days.
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Sandi McBride said...

I love the birds and watching them fly from feeder to feeder to bathing place. The Robins arrived early last week and they are such a pleasure to watch!!
Thank you for the great pictoral..

Penelope Notes said...

What could be cuter than birds with fluffy feathers after a bath? These are adorable shots of wildlife outside your door! Also am amazed at how spring like it is already in your part of the world. The blossoming trees are reminders of what soon will be in BC. :)

Judy said...

I love that 8th photo :)

DeniseinVA said...

What a pleasure to look at all these great photos. I loved the ones taken of the birds bathing. I've been watching mine lately but have not been able to get any decent photos. These are special.

Ruby Manchanda said...

Such rich photographs.

eastcoastlife said...

Living in a concrete jungle, I don't have the chance to see these lovely birds and blossoming beauties. Thanks for sharing your beautiful spring.

Sylvia K said...

I love the birds as always You do have such lovely, colorful flowers! The feel of spring is definitely there!! Marvelous captures, Carver! Thanks for sharing the beauty!


Barb said...

Thank you for letting me visit your spring - it's snowing here in Breckenridge today! Those bird bath shots are making me smile.

Martha Z said...

Lovely views of spring in you world. I like that thrasher, it looks quite comical.

Anna said...

So beautiful and what a fun!!
I really loves your World.
Greeting from Holland,
Anna :-))

Randi said...

I wish I could photograph birds like you! These images are adorable.

Gillian Olson said...

That series of birds in and out of the bath is just priceless. Thanks I got a chuckle or two from them. Your tree and flower photos are beautiful too especially the tulip with its' coat of raindrops.

Sallie ( said...

Oh my gosh I could look at your bathing birds all day -- those are just amazing photos Carver. I am in awe. Your tulip with the water drops is amazing too.

Al said...

Beautiful spring photos, and such cute birds!

SandyCarlson said...

All your photos are fun. The birds sure do have personality!

Indrani said...

Wow! You have a variety of birds. Too good!

Rajesh said...

Very nice variety of birds and flowers.

LadyFi said...

What gorgeous dewy flower shots! And lots of lovely blooms. We're back down to minus temps and snow at the mo, so I'm basking in the beauty of your shots.

TheChieftess said...

Lovely series of Spring photos! I especially like the young birds!

Arija said...

Wonderful spring photos dear Carver. It seems very early to see flowering cherries. I am sorry you only have two tulips but if the one you are showing is anything to go by, they well make up fpr all the rest.

I adore your icy daffodils in your header.

Cezar and Léia said...

So cute birds!Ahhh Spring time is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Your bird pictures are always special. Great moods/actions beautifully captured. Stunning shot of the tulip and the trees in bloom. Spring in your part of the world is beautiful!!

Snap said...

Spring is springing! Lovely images of YOUR spring!


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