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Downy Yellow Violet

Large-flowered Trillium

It has been rainy and storming out quite a bit the last couple of weeks so I have not had many opportunities to get out into the woods and check on the wild flowers. A couple of days ago I did manage to get out between rain storms. The main flowers in bloom right now are the Large-Flowered Trillium, Common Blue and Downy Yellow Violets. I’m also starting to see the Wild Geraniums and Wild-flowered Bellworts. The Cut-leaved Toothwort is just starting to bloom.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird female

Baltimore Oriole female

More spring birds are starting to return. On the third of May we saw our first Baltimore Oriole. I quickly went out and put up a sugar water feeder and  some Grape Jelly. Later in the morning we also noticed a couple of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at the feeder. Later in the week there was a pair of Red-breasted Grosbeaks at the feeder.

Red-tailed Hawk

In addition to the spring birds I have also been seeing a Red-tailed Hawk hunting in the back yard. He usually comes to a large dead tree at the edge of the field and takes up his hunting position. A couple of times I’ve seen him dive into the grass but it didn’t look like he caught what he was after. He also brings his friends along with him. Shortly after he arrives on his perch the crows start to show up. He usually attracts about a half dozen of them. While he hunts they are usually busy attacking him.

White-tailed Deer

Late in the week I noticed four White-tailed Deer in the front yard. They were all bucks that were just starting to grow their horns.

More spring photos from the farm can be found on my website.


One Comment

  1. excellent flora and wild life photos. thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga

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