Tree Swallows nest in cavities of dead trees, especially those standing in water, but are attracted to nest boxes. There is a large colony at Col. Sam Smith Park and they allow very close approach.
At the moment, juvenile starlings are everywhere and their buzzy call fills the air.
The beautiful Bufflehead is a bird which we see frequently in winter.
By May 1, most are far off en route to their northern breeding grounds. It was a surprise when one of today’s walkers announced that one was in the nearby bay and I suspected that this must be a misidentification. Not at all. A Bufflehead at Col. Sam on May 30!
THE FOUR SEASONS
(from a teacher’s perspective.)
Snowflakes invite us:
Nostalgia, friendship and love –
Hard to keep marking. – J. Barbara