Saturday, April 27, 2013

Siebenthaler Fen in Late April

We love going for walks in our local fen.

 We were greeted in the parking lot by the sight of these amazing aerialists!
 Male Tree Swallows!
So beautiful with their iridescent backs
 We saw lots of Red-winged Blackbirds!
 They are kin to orioles, in case you didn't notice :-)
 Females look VERY different from the males!
 These are boys, showing off
Quintessential American birds
Male Goldfinch!

Lovely Song Sparrows
 Singing their asses off
Along with the usual suspects
 There really should be turtles out there, we said
And then we saw one!

And Flora, too!
 Gorgeous Swamp Marigolds
 A little late coming on, but so bright and cheerful!

 Skunk Cabbage everywhere
 This little plant made me smile and crave Funyons
And last season's tattered Cattails
 Delicate little flowers
 And gaudy fruit blossoms!


The Bug said...

It was a great day!

Pixel Peeper said...

We had a gathering of tree swallows here about six weeks ago. They were so much fun to watch, but I couldn't get a decent picture of them, they were just too fast! You did a great job - and with all the other birds, too!

Nance said...

All so lovely! Spring is a rainbow and a delight.

Lowandslow said...

Your photos remind me I need to pay more attention to the birds around me here. Thanks for sharing. :)


NCmountainwoman said...

Your new lens loves you. Great photographs.