Finally…a blue-sky morning

When I came downstairs for breakfast this morning, I was amazed to see a beautiful blue sky outside my window. Knowing that a blue sky in the morning can become a dull, overcast sky by noon, I hurried through breakfast and made it to the park with time to spare. First stop was the owl tree to see if Momma Owl was awake.

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The owl tree
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There’s Momma, napping in the top of the tree.

She was, as usual when I come to visit, sound asleep. Maybe she was up all night hunting for breakfast? That’s one theory, but I haven’t actually seen any owlets yet, although another photographer reported a sighting last week. I have a lot to do today, so I didn’t linger at the base of the tree to see if anything would happen. I shot off a few frames and headed back down the trail to see what else I could find.

Nothing much was happening at the split rail fence, so I walked a little farther down the trail toward the river, and bonanza! I encountered a bluebird, and she was happy to pose for the camera.

 

 

We have been hoping that a pair of bluebirds will move into one of our nesting boxes, but so far none of the blue beauties have shown more than a passing interest in either box. Although I am becoming a little discouraged, I haven’t given up hope yet. Spring isn’t even in full bloom. Maybe we need to hire a real estate agent to post ads about the wonderful homes that are available in the neighborhood. Do you think that would work? I wonder how classified ads would work in the birding community? Or would glossy, full page ones look better?

Here are several more pictures taken by the split-rail fence earlier in the week before the rain moved in.

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male cardinal
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redwinged blackbird
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tufted titmouse

 

And finally, before I close down for the afternoon, here’s a red-bellied woodpecker who showed up for this morning’s walk in Chagrin River Park.
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That’s all, folks. I’m running out of blogging time. Thanks for joining me for today’s trail walk. I really appreciate your company and your comments.

See you next week!
Trail Walker

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  1. Beautiful shots, all of them. The male cardinal is stunning! And there could very well be little owlets, the mother usually shields them from cold or hot weather the first week or two.

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  2. Your bird images are gorgeous. Our bluebirds are just now starting to nest. They’ve been out and about for weeks, mostly attacking the car mirrors. We were just talking at dinner about how we have an abundance of bluebirds here, wondering if they have certain territories and if the adults chase away the juveniles at a certain point. The couple who moved into the bird house located on a mulberry tree had two broods last year. I wonder if they moved away or stayed nearby.

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