Sights and Sounds of Spring 2016

Spring weather has finally arrived. It is time to get outside and witness the unfolding of spring.
Below are four common spring calls. How many can you identify?
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  1.                                            2.                                        3.                                      4.

Chickadee

Male CardinalRobin:Wormnuthatch

       Chickadee                                                   Cardinal                                                       Robin                                     White Breasted Nuthatch

 

Male wood duck

Male wood duck

 Listen

      woodduck
Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

 Listen

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Migrating Canada geese

Migrating Canada geese

 male red-wing blackbird calling in the marsh

male red-wing blackbird calling in the marsh

 Listen

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A soaring turkey vulture (photo by Mike Farrell)

A soaring turkey vulture
(photo by Mike Farrell)

Pussy Willows

Pussy Willows

A groundhog feeding in early Spring.

A groundhog feeding in early Spring.

Mourning Cloak Butterfly

Mourning Cloak

Anglewing

Anglewing

 

Painted turtle sunning itself.

Painted turtle sunning itself.

Hepatica is one of the first to bloom

Hepatica is blooming now!

 

Bloodroot blooms in mid-April

Bloodroot started blooming this week

Trillium blooms in late April and May

Trillium blooms in late April and May

A chorus frog calling in early spring

A chorus frog calling in early spring

 Listen

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American Toads beginning calling at the end of April

American Toads beginning calling at the end of April

 Listen

      Toads
Canada goose nesting on muskrat hut.

Canada goose nesting on muskrat hut.

 

May 1st look for orioles and grosbeaks.

May 1st is oriole day. Put your orange slices out.

Northern Oriole – Put your orange slices out.

Rose-breasted grosbeak

Rose-breasted grosbeak

 

 

Warbler Migration early to mid May

Yellow-rumped warbler

Yellow-rumped warbler

Yellow warbler

Yellow warbler

Blue-wing warbler

Blue-wing warbler

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3 Responses to Sights and Sounds of Spring 2016

  1. Ken Brown says:

    Sounds of Spring and more. I love your website!

  2. Emily B says:

    Beautiful! My young son and I just found bloodroot in our front yard, and I was trying to remember what it was called. I’m a nature/place-based writer myself, so I am thrilled to have found your website and work. I’ll check back!

  3. Cindy Eyden says:

    Oh – the abundance and variety of life displaying its finest in the spring! Thank you Larry!

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