It’s time to celebrate!

When I set out for my trail walk this afternoon,  everything and everybody along the trail was celebrating!” Sullen April had finally, if reluctantly, stepped aside and made room for  spring. The sun was shining, flowers bursting into bloom, and bird song filling the air.

Take a look at a few of the celebrants!

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Mallard ducks on their nest (The male looks like he’s ready for a swim in the bog).
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A redwing blackbird scanning the neighborhood from the tallest tree in the bog
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The green heron lurking in the reeds, searching for a tasty tidbit
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A chipmunk enjoying his first taste of the spring air
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A happy redbellied woodpecker clinging to the fence post
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…and another sitting on the railing
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Robin redbreast perched on a budding tree limb
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A northern cardinal, who thinks he is king, scanning the neighborhood

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.  ~Wayne Dyer

Here on the south shore of Lake Erie the last month has been a very long one! We’re ready to celebrate SPRING! Thanks for stopping by and joining me for the celebration.

Come back soon!
Trail Walker

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  1. I enjoyed celebrating this real first day of Spring with you and all these beautiful birds that you have captured. Oh, don’t forget that cute little chipmunk, that looked like you could reach out and touch him. I don’t see any of them in the parks I frequent unfortunately.

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