I had a Brown Creeper and
my FOY Yellow-rumped Warbler, a female, at the bubbler yesterday, just as
the rains moved in. The Eastern Phoebe was flycatching earlier in the day
right near the driveway.
This morning, the Blue Jays
are carrying twigs to their nest in the scotch pine, Robins are pulling at the
straw-like Amsonia leaves (native Blue Star) and the Carolina Wrens are carrying
Bald Cypress leaves to their nest in the shed, which I discovered
yesterday. Chickadees are working in the teapot birdhouse. Still
have Dark-eyed Juncos here, and they are vocalizing and chasing each other like
The Barred Owls have been
active and we've been hearing them on different nights. The toad was
calling at the pond last night and it looks like he's burrowed under the sitting
rock, just like last year.
Bloodroot, wild plum,
celandine poppies are blooming and the bluebells are budding. Spring is
Kirkwood, St. Louis CO,
ps Sam - FOY means
'first of year'.