April 21, 2015

It's definitely spring

I just saw the first batch of ducklings of the year. That's the unmistakeable sign.

I tossed out some bread in hopes they'd come over so I could get a picture, but Mama duck decided to go play at the other end of the yard.

Last year was a bad year for birds. Spring was really cold, so the insect bloom was delayed and never got very large. With food scarce, the bird population suffered. This spring started early and the insect bloom is already starting, and I expect it's going to be a great year for birds.

I dice up bread and put it on my deck for the song birds, and there's a bluejay that's been visiting me quite often, who I assume is taking bread back to feed hungry chicks. The bread is vanishing rapidly.

It's a bit earlier than usual for songbird chicks, but that's a good sign.

Must be Global Warming™.

UPDATE:

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Eat your heart out, Kansas!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Daily Life at 02:46 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 I wished the area had chilly weather, to keep the bug population down.  I hate bugs.

Posted by: cxt217 at April 21, 2015 06:28 PM (NawtB)

2 I just saw the first batch of ducklings of the year.

You mean the first batch of new recruits.

Posted by: Wonderduck at April 21, 2015 09:49 PM (jGQR+)

3 Meanwhile over here in MA...I had ice on my car this morning.  O_o

Posted by: ReallyBored at April 22, 2015 03:54 AM (ulGxe)

4 At 10am today, it was snowing at Pond Central.  The only reason I didn't go back to bed was that I was expecting a box of styrofoam.

Posted by: Wonderduck at April 22, 2015 09:56 AM (jGQR+)

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