Although the calendar indicates that we should be enjoying Spring, Mother Nature has refused to cooperate. In the weeks since the reportedly “gentler season” officially began on March 21, we have experienced mostly cold and/or very damp weather…the kind of weather that does not draw me out for trail walking with my camera. As a result, even though the birds have been out and about, this trail walker hasn’t been! Consequently, three weeks into the month, I have a very meagre collection of April images to share; however, here are a few birds that agreed to pose in the middle of their daily activities:
After momma great horned owl, pictured above, another regular to show up was my favorite, the red-bellied woodpecker:
Following Mr. Redbelly, is another woodpecker, the little downy, but he didn’t pose for long, and, as light was leaking out of the afternoon sky, I only captured one image of him.
Other regulars willing to pose, despite the cold, were the perennial popular cardinals and blue jays:
Last, but of course, not least, even though they are the smallest, is the black-capped chickadee.
Daylight was vanishing, so I decided to close up my camera and head home for supper. On this chilly April afternoon, I was glad to be leaving the park with a few pictures captured on my memory card. Hopefully, the weather will improve soon, and I will have more pictures to share.
Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.