Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Newmarket Pond

Newmarket park last weekend

When out for walks, I'm still looking for wild blossoms here north of Toronto.   But a sure sign of spring is the red-winged blackbird you can barely see at the base of the cattails.

I am linking to Rurality Blog Hop HERE.

36 comments:

Rebecca said...

I had to look carefully but I found him!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You have a sharp eye for birds and photograph opportunities.

llandudnopictures said...

Well spotted!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I found him too!

We all have something which says 'spring' to us; for me it's the spring peepers (wee tree frogs) singing away just as soon as it's warm enough.

Pamela Gordon said...

Soon that pond will be alive with creatures and the browns will turn green. And, the spring peepers will be singing away all night. Love that.

Judy said...

There are a lot of redwings out now!! The air is alive with birdsongs!

Roan said...

I like the browns in this shot! There are lots of red wings at Bro O's pond. They are always scolding me. The male also hops around like his wing is broken to steer me away from the nest.

William Kendall said...

A nice and peaceful pond. I haven't seen redwings but I assume they are about.

Revrunner said...

And hopefully it wasn't just a blackbird that lost its way. :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh, well spotted EG, you sure don't miss much :)

see you there! said...

I spotted that blackbird after I read your words, I was first taken by the ripples on the pond.

Darla

Kate said...

Wonderful photo of muted shades.

Sandra said...

I did not see the bird, I was to busy looking at the grasses. i do love grass of any kind.

Karen S. said...

It's a wonderful life, outside and all around!

Karen said...

I like the brown winter grass.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest EG CameraGirl;
I can spot the red-winged blackbird♪ And loved the texture of this photograph with cattail♡♡♡

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

TexWisGirl said...

nice! we have a flock of females still hanging around my feeders. i wish they'd move on!

Gillian Olson said...

Yes it is a sure sign and sound of spring here too!

Mersad said...

Well hidden I must say! :)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Small City Scenes said...

Sure is a pretty image. I like the red winged Blackbirds. MB

edenhills said...

It really has been a struggle to find spring this year. I'm amazed at how much like fall everything still is. Lovely shot.

maryaustria said...

A beautiful photo! I found also the bird! :)

RedPat said...

Hearing them always means spring to me!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I see him ... and I bet you heard him first before you saw him! I'm glad you finally are getting some Spring.

Sue said...

I really like cattails. In fact, I have an arrangement of them in my house!

=)

DeniseinVA said...

This would be a pretty picture even without the bird but I'm glad you spotted him. I love red-wings, they have such a neat call.

cieldequimper said...

I hope you heard it sing!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

You would think they would be easy to spot, but I have a hard time seeing them. Nice shot.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lovely shot. The Red-winged Blackbird is sure sign of spring,alright.

Gail Dixon said...

Beautiful browns and blues in this photo. Yep, I see the red-winged blackbird. Cute!

Stephanie said...

Good thing you mentioned it as I was going to comment on the lack of ice and snow in your area. Great shot!

Randy said...

Sneaky little guy.

Annie Go said...

A wonderful picture, well done!

Best, Annie

Carver said...

I love to spot birds in the reeds. Lovely shot.

kelley jensen said...

that is a lovely shot of the pond, we get red-winged black birds in our marshes too. They are fun to watch.

Lisa Gordon said...

I see him!!
This is such a pretty photograph.
So peaceful.
You have a great weekend!

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