Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Day 117 - 26th April 2017 - Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, Hyacinth and Goldfinches

Looks like a wet day so probably no chance to roam the hood. Got my first tick of the season yesterday - yup it's that time of the year. As children we learned to check ourselves over every night - these days of course some carry the dreaded lyme disease and one has to be twice as careful. Tuesday was one of those days that was warmer outside than in the house. I got a little housework done, some painting and finally gave into a nap on the sofa.  Caught up with the Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, of course he was in the wooded area next to our yard, spied a Hermit Thrush but not much else. Still lots of Purple Finches, Gold finches and Evening Grosbeaks hanging out in the feeders. I was surprise to see a Tree Swallow back checking out the birdhouse. Not sure if they will decide to settle in or not.

Not a great shot - Yellow Bellied Sapsucker
 Hyacinths are almost open
 The Christmas Tree is still offering food and shelter. I often see the bottom limbs switching and a Song Sparrow or Junco will pop out.

Enjoy your day!

No comments:

Post a Comment