Signs of Early Spring

Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

Today was quite the mixed bag, cloudy and windy this morning, snow squall around noon and then the wind died and the sun peaked out just a bit this afternoon.

This morning there was a huge flock of red-winged blackbirds in the front yard.  Twice I tried to sneak up to the front window to take a picture and twice they somehow heard me and took off.  I did manage to a get a picture of some morning doves and brown-headed cowbirds.  DSC01030Both the blackbirds and the cowbirds are migratory, so it was a great sign of spring to see them in the yard.

To try and capture the blackbirds I decided to head out for a walk.  I was able to find a few signs of early spring along with the huge flock of blackbirds.  Unfortunately, I was only able to get a few long distant pictures, but I could hear them.  It was so nice to hear so many birds singing at once.

Buds on the Lilac Bush

Buds on the Lilac Bush

So while I didn’t get the great shots I was hoping for, here are a few “signs of spring” around my area.  Do you have any signs of spring where you are?

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Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

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2 thoughts on “Signs of Early Spring

  1. We still have 2 feet of snow on the ground here in Vermont. Your photo of the muddy road and bridge looks EXACTLY like our road… I thought someone had taken a picture of our road!

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