I seem to have been in watery places during the past week. Green leaves have suddenly appeared on a few varieties of trees, but other branches are still brown and bare. So instead of looking up, I looked down and saw this snail shell.
Pond reflection in a still brown marsh
Still looking down, I noticed this reflection. Lots of brown. But the temperature has been warm last weekend so I imagine there's a LOT more green now.
Caspian tern with fish in its mouth
When I looked up, this tern was patrolling the marsh - back and forth - until it captured this tasty treat. I wonder if he was taking the fish home to share or if he was planning to eat it all himself.
Manitoba maple (a.k.a. box elder) in flower
Back to eye level, one of the first trees to leaf out here was the Mantoba maple.
Norther harrier (a.k.a marsh hawk)
And then looking up again, another hunter flew over the marsh, this one flying quite low. The harrier was looking for a yummy morsel, such as a mammal or maybe a tender bird. He suddenly disappeared so he found something but I didn't see what he captured.
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