I think many of us are starting to feel the itch. While we haven't had very much snow this winter, we're still getting to that point that we want it to move along and allow spring to commence! Life isn't easy, certainly not in nature. A Tough TreeReturning to dust Noticed the tree and the … Continue reading 3-1-2020: Late Winter
Last year we had a Red-headed woodpecker that visited our feeder on a regular basis. I actually think there were at least 2 that fed freely here. One was immature as I could see evidence of some brown-ish feathers adorning the bird. This year, much to my chagrin, no Red-headed woodpecker. But there was a … Continue reading 2-15-2020: An Uncommon Visitor
Looks like Punxsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow so we’re in for an early Spring – right? Here some 500 miles West of where most of the SRS members live, I have seen the sun today! Yes, it still exists and is quite bright here today. The local weather guy was saying that we’ve … Continue reading 2-2-2020: Groundhog Day – There’s the Rub!
We’ve had a few arrivals here. I’m sure its happening everywhere – but I reported last Winter that the first sighting of a Red Winged Blackbird was on February 27th. This year, I saw one or two on March 1st. Saw them almost every day since and tried to get a decent picture of them … Continue reading 3-8-2019: March, Winter and Spring’s Arrivals
Brrrr…. looking outside I see that it’s snowing – again! We’re past the half-way point – referred to as the cross-quarter day – Candlemas or ‘Ground Hog Day’. It didn’t actually happen on Ground Hog day – but it was close. Spring is coming. We have a bird feeder out back and a suet holder … Continue reading 2-14-2019: Everything Isn’t Quite As It Seems – if you’ve ever been injured, you can relate
It’s a beautiful day here (Michigan) – so this means that it will show up in Slate Run probably tomorrow – if it isn’t already there. The Downy woodpecker is resident here. He stays all Winter – something I respect in a songbird. And while the Red-Winged Blackbird isn’t a resident, they sure make you … Continue reading 2-27-2018 SRS BLOG – First Entry