Birds of Spring

After a late breakfast this morning Kathryn and I sat and watched the birds in our backyard.  We had downy, hairy and red-bellied woodpeckers coming to feed on the suet.  The finches and chickadees were eating sunflower seeds.  There was a large mature, male Northern Harrier continuously swooping over the pasture.  There were Red Wing Blackbirds on the ground and perched in trees calling loudly.  A half dozen Robins were hopping around on the bare spots in our lawn.  There was a small bird that looked suspiciously like a blue bird that would perch on our fence, fly down to the ground and then return to it’s perch.  I was fascinated by two snipes that were probing the soft ground with their long beaks.  It was all very cool to watch.


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