Stepping outside this morning I was hit with the sounds and smells of spring. My spirits were immediately lifted! I am not a winter person and the cold and wet were getting old – we had snow two mornings ago! The temperature is supposed to be close to 80 this weekend!
The swallows were having turf wars and everyone wanted this birdhouse! We had a dozen flying and dive bombing each other. They are so much fun to watch.
The killdeer were also having turf wars – everyone is looking for their place! My son had a hard time understanding why they are called killdeer. He was wondering if they ‘kill’ ‘deer’. I looked up killdeer on wikipedia and their name comes from the sound they make.
This handsome guy has made our little pond home while his mate is sitting on a nest somewhere else. We were hoping she would set on a nest here, but she must have found somewhere a little less crowded. Llama, sheep, ducks – maybe not the best place to raise baby geese 🙂
and the best part of today was what I found under this mama duck…
Ducklings!!! 8 of the 11 hatched. This little guy is the spokesman for the group.
He was ready to leave the nest and get on with things!
My son wanted to love and cuddle each one – me too!
Have a great day!