Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Spring arrives at Neville's Pond

Finally winter is behind us and spring is here. Although temperatures are not even double digits most days it sure is nice to be able to go out shooting with out a heavy winters coat on. Neville's Pond is what i would consider as my little "patch" where i check almost everyday for spring arrivals. It also happens to be where I've placed 21 nest boxes. Each year i maintain existing boxes and add a few more to help give Tree Swallows a helping hand in finding a nest site.

Tree Swallows fight over nest boxes. Taken in 2014
 The one thing that always marks the arrival of spring for me is seeing a Yellow-rumped Warbler. After many months of not seeing a single warbler it sure is exciting to see a flash of yellow among the trees. That quick flash of yellow is surely a YR warbler.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler 
Tree Swallows are by far my most welcomed sight in spring. These little aerial fighter jets are amazing. They are so agile that they eat flies on the wing. Could you imagine flying though the sky trying to get bugs using only your mouth....

Tree Swallow 
Here are a few more images from the last few weeks. Enjoy!

Black-capped Chickadee checks out a nest box

A new species for Neville's Pond. A Palm Warbler  

Northern Gannet at Cape St.Mary's Ecological Reserve 

Horned Lark 

Common Grackle 

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