Friday, April 27, 2012

Sing, Sing, Because it’s Spring!

1. song sparrow-kab Song Sparrow at bog 4-25-12

I’ve been going back and forth between the bog and the park all week long trying to count birds. Everyday i look for something new. On Wednesday I found a lone Yellow-rumped warbler in the poplars at the northwest end of the bog but other than that, it’s been the same old same old. But the birds are coming! I can feel it!

2. SHP green-kab Just look how green it is getting down along the river at Sacred Heart Park!

3. Swollen shawsheen-kab The Shawsheen river is swollen with water since Monday’s rain!

4. swollen river-kab Everything is turning green!

5. singing sparrow-kab I think I’ll lift my voice and sing!

6. cloudless sky-kab On Thursday I was back at the park again. See the darkness by that really green maple tree? That is the path I take to get down by the river and into the woodland.

7. Savannah sp-kab As I walked around the edge of the soccer field I found the Savannah Sparrows again, only this time I had my camera!

8. squirrel-kab Down in the woods the gray squirrels were at the tops of the trees eating buds!

9. lookout-kab Don’t ask me what this guy was doing at the top of this dead snag near the water. I guess he just wanted a better view!

10. turtles-kab All the turtles in the pond were sunbathing on this log. I counted 24 of them!

11. sing, sing-kab So lift your head and sing!

I am currently down in Connecticut visiting my mom again. It is the annual Mother and Daughter luncheon at her church this weekend and my sister and I will be attending with her. Mom is doing really well since her chemo and she just started her radiation treatment this past Monday. Of course, while I am here I also hope to get some birding in! I’ve brought my camera and binoculars and I hope to bring back stories and photos! Have a great weekend! See you on Monday!


  1. Have a great weekend with your mom and sister. Give your mom a hug for me. Enjoy your birding. "So lift you head and sing!" Love it. I was amazed by all the bird songs that I heard this morning around 6:30am, music to my ears!

  2. I hop it's a good weekend for you and your family Kathie. This post was the perfect does of cheer and color to get me exited for this weekend's excursions!

  3. Beautiful shots! Have a great weekend!

  4. Beautiful shots, your bird pctures are wonderful. I can't believe all those turtles fit on one log!

  5. Good to hear your Mum is doing well Kathie.

  6. A great mood setting post Kathie. I'm on pins and needles waiting for the warblers to show up... :)

  7. Hope you had a good weekend. Love all these photos my favourites are the little house by the pond and those turtles!! :)

  8. Hi Kathie

    I am glad to hear your Mother is doing well. I loved all the green in your post.


  9. A lovely post Kathie and great to hear that that your Mum is doing so well.

    Plenty of bird song over here BUT the weather is not cooperating with the cameraman!!


Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.