Sights and Sounds of Spring 2018

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The wonder of Spring is finally upon us. If you can learn a few Spring calls, it makes the experience even more glorious.

Below are four common spring calls. How many can you identify?
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The answers to the birds call are:

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Chickadee

Male CardinalRobin:Wormnuthatch

       Chickadee                                                   Cardinal                                                       Robin                                     Nuthatch
Male wood duck

Male wood duck

 Listen

 

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird

 Listen

 

Migrating Canada geese

Migrating Canada geese

 male red-wing blackbird calling in the marsh

male red-wing blackbird calling in the marsh. Listen for the “Okalee” call.

 Listen

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 one of the first natives to bloom.

 

Bloodroot blooms in mid-April

Bloodroot has finished blooming.

Trillium blooms in late April and May

Trillium is at the peak of its bloom.

A chorus frog calling in early spring

Chorus frogs started calling as soon as the ice went out of ponds.

 Listen

 

American Toads beginning calling at the end of April

American Toads began calling at the end of April.

 Listen

 

Canada goose nesting on muskrat hut.

Canada goose nesting on muskrat hut.

Canada Goose Family.
May 16, 2018

The first week of May the Orioles and Grosbeaks returned.

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
The first wave occurred during the first week of May. There are still several species of warblers in our woods.

Yellow-rumped warbler

Yellow-rumped warbler

Yellow warbler

Yellow warbler

 

Blue-wing warbler

Blue-wing warbler

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4 Responses to Sights and Sounds of Spring 2018

  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!

  4. Steve Casper says:

    May is my favorite month of the year! Singing birds and frogs are one of the primary reasons. Thanks for the look.

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