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Monthly Archives: April 2020

She is till on the nest. I think the young will hatch around the 8th of May. The female stays on the nest the entire month without food or water. And to think we go crazy if we are quarantined in our home for a month.

There have been a lot of Red-winged Blackbirds at Gilbert Creek. The females have started showing up in the last few days.

The geese that were staking out their nesting grounds are now on the nest. More photos from Hoffman Hills can be found on my website.

 

The first wildflower on the farm was the Bloodroot. I’m seeing them all along the road.

 

With a cold snap there was still some ice along the edges of the pond. At the same time most of the pond was clear allowing for some reflection shots. More photos from Hoffman Hills can be found on my website.

 

I have been seeing a couple of pair of Sandhill Cranes at Gilbert Creek. In the first shot there is a Red-winged Blackbird attacking the crane from behind. this is the first time I’ve seen blackbirds go after cranes. I caught the second one dancing for its Mate.

 

The first flowers up in my flowerbed this year were the Glory-of-the-snow and the Crocus.

Since things are a little slow I took the opportunity to photograph some of the reeds along one of the ponds at Hoffman Hills. More photos from Hoffman Hills can be found on my website.

 

Each spring we look forward to the Canada Geese arriving at Hoffman Hills to raise their young. This pair is staking out their nesting grounds. They are standing where they like to nest but the water is too high this year. More photos from Hoffman Hills can be found on my website.

 

The beaver have been busy at Hoffman Hills over the winter. A large number of trees have been cut down. It looks like someone has been cutting logs for firewood with large trees chopped up in one foot lengths. More photos from Hoffman Hills can be found on my website.