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Wild Bird Wednesday #246

Wild Bird Wednesday
All Seasons

I haven’t had much to share lately, but today I snapped a much-anticipated shot and couldn’t wait to share it with you. 

It’s almost time for the Yellow-rumped Warbler to tweet his final goodbye and head north. He’s changing into his spiffy new attire, ready to impress the ladies when he returns home. He’s a handsome catch! This represents the color of spring for me.

Not all that long ago, he hunkered down in the cold in his nondescript browns and blended into the wintry background. Except for that little yellow rump. I’m going to miss the constant guarding of “his” territory, the high-speed chases that ensued. Godspeed, little buddy. 

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

and All Seasons

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Random 5 Friday

It’s Random 5 Friday! Sharing five random thoughts about us, our lives, whatever. Join us, won’t you? Find out how, here.

1. Is it just me, or are there fewer days between Fridays now? I seem to have lost days somewhere. It must be spring fever!

2. I’m attending another Hampton Roads Writers Traveling Pen writing workshop Saturday morning. The title is “Eliminate the Excuses: You Can Learn to Be a Creative and Productive Writer!”

3. It was warm today, 60s, just a bit of chill in the air. Hubby got home in time for us to walk two miles before the sun set. I carried my camera along, but didn’t take any photos. Tulip trees are in bloom, the Bradford Pears will be soon. Saw a few Daffodils and Jonquils, Crocus, Hyacinth and Pansies.

4. I haven’t gotten to this week’s Strathmore workshop. I’m glad they are available online anytime. I’m curious what this week’s lesson is.

5. There weren’t as many black birds at the feeders today. The only sparrows were House Sparrows, four of them. I wonder if the White-throated Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos are headed for their summer cottages. Our first American Robin arrived this week and serenades us in the early morning. And I have this news:

It’s a Girl! We now have a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers.

Thank you, Nancy, at A Rural Journal for inviting us over every Friday for Random 5 Friday.

Once I hit ‘Publish,’ I learned this is my 800th post! Thanks to everyone who made this possible.

Wild Bird Wednesday–Red-winged Blackbirds

We had a whole flock of visitors today, just in time for Wild Bird Wednesday!

Quite a variety of migrating birds. The hint of red, or just the yellow stripe is the giveaway to the red-winged blackbirds.
Quite a variety of migrating birds. The hint of red, or just the yellow stripe is the giveaway to the red-winged blackbirds.
A shot that covers most of the feeding stations in our yard.
A shot that covers most of the feeding stations in our yard.
Oak tree full of birds. The sky was exceptionally pretty today.
Oak tree full of birds. The sky was exceptionally pretty today.
The male and female. You can see a hint of light-colored eye stripe on the female. I think she is one of the prettiest birds that visit us.
The male and female. You can see a hint of light-colored eye stripe on the female. I think she is one of the prettiest birds that visits us.

If you’d like to see more Wild Birds, or have some to share, check out Stewart’s blog. The link will open a new browser window.