Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Saturday, March 24, 2018
spring has been a disappointment so far. It is slow in unfolding. Our weather has not been springlike and perhaps that is why I have seen very few ducks. I have found Hooded Mergsnsers only twice. Earlier this week Ifound three males together in one location.
I am linking today with viewingnaturewitheileen.ca
\Have a wonderful weekend everyone and may it warm up soon.
Posted by me ann my camera at 5:13 AM
Thursday, March 15, 2018
The same time period, the same location, the same species: This is what I love about nature, .loyaltly, dependability faith in it’s return migration. Every year at this time I go to the same location to stand on a highway bridge overlooking a river to find that HoodedMergansers have returned to the river . In 2017 , I saw the first mergansers there in the river on March the 10th. This year, 2018, I saw the first Hooded Merganser on March the 13th! Yes! I was standing on the bridge with my camera and I saw a dark speck in the distance and so I took a picture of the speck with my 75- 300 zoom lens.
I am anxious to return to that location as I expect ( hope) to find a male Common Goldenye there! However we have been experiencing a nor 'easter with a bit of now which is now blocking our driveway and we have not gotten our car out yet. The storm warning has now ended and the rain which is expected this afternoon will ease the driveway s situation somewhat! And soon I can return to my bridge viewing location.
Posted by me ann my camera at 6:47 AM
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
I don't like winter, especially the cold temperatures! This winter I have seen very few birds at our bird feeders, plus with the ice and snow on the ground I have had faced difficulties keeping the feeders refilled ( As I have a tendency to fall easily with precarious underfooting). And problems all winter long with a painful shoulder condition has kept me from driving out as much as I usually do, looking for birds,So what to do about birding? I solved my birding interests by turning to quilt making! This winter I have made two bird quilts. The first quilt I have made was using a Birds in the Air pattern. I have just recently had it quilted by a professional who uses a longarm quilting machine.
nd now all I have to do to complete the quilt is to put on the binding, I might be a while before I get to sewing on the binding as I am still working on quilting the second bird themed quilt I have made this winter. I have decided to quilt the second quilt myself and am still working on that task.
My second quilt is about Crows. I call it The Crow Quilt and I have loved making it!
Posted by me ann my camera at 9:41 AM
Saturday, March 03, 2018
My critter today is small but mighty in terms of predicting
the approach of spring!! The same window in our kitchen which faces a south-westerly direction is always the window of choice each year for our first ladybug sighting. We just saw the one on our window and my husband removed it carefully by sliding
I think perhaps next winter I shall make a Ladybug mugrug to celebrate this optimistic eventful sighting!
I am linking today with Eileen's Saturday Critters which can be found at, viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca
Posted by me ann my camera at 8:11 AM