Musings on cats, travel, gardens and life
Posted on January 4, 2022
by Susanne Swanson
Inquiring minds want to know.
Category: Birds, NatureTags: Birds, Gene Coulon Park, Nature, nature photography, Varied Thrush
I wish it were!
Don’t believe anything yet!
I always feel this way after a big snow melts. Surely it must be time for spring!! 🙂 🙂
Bright sunshine here yet again today. But far too cold for Spring at 3C.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks, Pete. Unfortunately still winter here, too!
Is it Spring yet? No, but I wish it were, although at least we have sunshine today!
Sunshine is good! Only rain here!
In the midst of icy cold, howling wind and driving rain here in the Willamette Valley (2 inches of rain in the last 30 hours) this Seattle expat suited up and similarly suited up my little dog (who I do not let read about Benji….my dog has some very negative cattitude) and sallied forth. And guess what I found! The first shoots of my fritillaria popping up and as well barely peeking above the soaked cold soil the about a quarter inch of daffodil leaves! YES in the “bleak midwinter” there are signs of spring. And one local small grocer is now bringing in greenhouse-grown tylips already. Incredible lifts to the weary winter spirit, both of those helpers.
I was misled by all the birds out yesterday, chirping and feeding on berries. In fact it’s quite cold and rainy here too! But now that the snow has melted, I think it’s time for spring! 🌱😊
Well…the days are getting longer…minute by minute, so we are headed in the right direction.
What kind of bird is that ? It isn’t familair here in NE Ohio.
I like your way of thinking! The bird is a Varied Thrush, in the same family as the American Robin.
Ah, you have a Varied Thrush!! Beautiful bird, we had one come to our yard a few years ago, haven’t seen one since.
I saw this one on our walk at Coulon Park, busy eating berries along with the robins.
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