The month of April has started off very pleasant in our neck of the woods. Making for great nature walks and bird watching. Our grass is slowly turning green in areas and the trees are full of buds.
This morning’s nature walk was a warm one. We brought the jackets, but after about 5 minutes in the sun, my son was asking if he could remove his jacket. Today we saw, northern shovelers, and a great blue heron fly over and nut hatches. It is fun to chase the nuthatches through the trees as they hop and fly from branch to branch at a fast pace. They can be a little difficult to photograph, but once you start following them from branch to branch, you can usually get a few good shots if you are close enough.
I have been very proud of my son as he can now identify nuthatches, chickadees, robins, ravens, eagles, flickers, downy woodpeckers, finch, and cedar waxwing. Pretty good for a 4 year old. Recently we have been on the hunt for a bald eagle as that is his favorite at the moment. I know of a few places to spot these, but so far no such luck. Hopefully soon.
A great blue heron flying over. (My favorite of all birds)