Baltimore orioles arrive just when the fruit trees are in blossom in early May and we are all glad of their bright colours and lively songs after the long winter months.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
Yellow Warblers arrive close to May 1 and are gone by August.
Song Sparrows stay with us much longer and a few even endure the winter. In spring they stay out in the open and are easy to photograph. By fall, they are much more difficult to find.
I spent this morning by the Scarborough Bluffs:
The black cap and red bill identify this as a Caspian Tern.
This fellow Andrew is making a project of photographing all of the city’s wildlife. I’m enjoying very much his stories about getting every shot. He took such tender care to get this one. You’ll see, in the caption. 😊
Hebe’s here, May is here!
The air is fresh and sunny;
And the miser-bees are busy
Hoarding golden honey! – Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836–1907)