Monday, April 8, 2013

April 8/Nature Notes

First Week of April

It's not warm yet but it's definittely looking a lot more like spring here.

Largest square: this belted kingfisher has returned to it;s summer fishing grounds, Beaverton on Lake Simcoe.

Moving clockwise:
1. starlings on bare limbs
2. a cattail  with fluff  blowing in the wind
3. an osprey has come back to its fishing ground on the Trent-Severn Canal, Kirkfield
4. dried grasses on the edge of Reesor Pond, Markham
5. bubbles umber melting ice, Kirkfield


Please visit Michelle at Rambling Woods for more NATURE NOTES.

29 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

nice kingfisher!

Kerri said...

Great collage!

Jill said...

Lovely collage!

Maggid said...

Yowzer! These are GREAT!

Pamela Gordon said...

Great photos. I love the one of the bird. It looks and feels a bit more like spring here too but we're in for a mixed bag of weather for the week including snow on the weekend. :(

SandyCarlson said...

The warming up is exciting. Thanks for this collage.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Great pose of the kingfisher! He has some beautiful markings. They are so darn hard to photograph.

Michelle said...

I love the fluff of the cattail.

Jori said...

Love your cattail's!

Karen said...

A great mosaic! Love the Kingfisher.

Lowell said...

Love your collages. Not warm yet? You do need to come visit Ocala - it was in the 80s here today and for the rest of the week. In the 50s at night. Very nice. Most of contrarion Ontarions have headed north, however.

We've got a really nice villa for sale in Stone Creek - just think you could spend your winters down here! :)

Stephanie said...

Nice collage!

ladyfi said...

How lovely to see birds and water and grass! Nice shots. (Minus 11 C here this morning...)

Jeanne said...

Such a gorgeous shot of the kingfisher. Spring is getting closer it seems!

llandudnopictures said...

Let's hope all these birds get a bit of warmth very soon, great shots!

Sue said...

The osprey has wonderful coloring!

=)

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Very lovely birds. Beautiful captures.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super series of 'almost spring' images EG.

Buttons said...

Oh I love Nature notes it is like going to a beautiful classroom. B

Sandra said...

that kingfisher is adorable...

Faye said...

What a great signs of spring mosaic and I appreciate your taking the time to describe the photos. Need some education about what I'm seeing in nature.

Elisa said...

Your notes are wonderful!
Have a nice day:)
Elisa, Argentina

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful~ Happy for you that it is almost spring. I am so envious that you got the Kingfisher photo! I have tried forever...they fly the minute I even think camera.!

Rohrerbot said...

I like your combination of pics here. All wonderful birds with the promise that spring is just around the corner. They're coming through down here and making their way up north:)

Cynthia M. said...

What a great photo of that Kingfisher! And I'm envious of your Osprey sighting - I love seeing them. I love how numerous the bird calls are in our yard now - so happy for spring's return!

Rose said...

Oh, I would so love for a kingfisher to sit still long enough for me to capture him...

As for ice--it was 80ยบ F here today!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely collage, such a handsome kingfisher

Indrani said...

Nice collage! Looks like the kingfisher turned back to say 'Hi' to us. :)

Rambling Woods said...

I haven't seen a kingfisher here yet but some other really hungry migrants have been in the yard..Michelle

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