Sunday Showcase…

We were having an amazing spring, very warm and wonderful, but it has taken us back to cooler temps this past week!  Sunday was a dreary day and barely above freezing, but my husband wanted to see the spring birds that I had been capturing with his own eyes…so we decided to venture out anyways.   It was quite the showcase of activity…

We started our tour east of Westbrook School to check out the Bluebird boxes. Bluebirds…I think these little ones are going to be my passion this year!

I was hoping we were going to see them on our Sunday adventure as my husband had never seen one before…

We passed by several boxes without any activity before heading north on RR 40.  We drove slowly up the windy road and spotted swans including a pair coming in to land…synchronization in flight…Swan RR 40 on approach cropped wmWhile we watched the swans, a hawk was hunting in the field to the east…you know it’s spring when you hear the screeching of the hawks high overhead!!  No pictures yet…

Just up the road and off in the bushes I spotted a pair of bluebirds…I was so excited for my husband to see these little cuties!!Bluebird pair in bushes off RR 40We watched for a few moments…this time seeing the male bluebird gathering grass and taking it into the box…

Next on the tour, we were heading north to see if the Bald Eagle was in around.  On the way, we saw 2 Prairie Falcons hunting…another first for me!!Prairie Falcon Sunday Showcase cropped wmAt the Nature Reserve, the Bald Eagle was still sitting on the nest!  With the incubation period being 34-36 days…it won’t be long before they hatch!!  Bald Eagle MV Reserve April cropped wmIt was time to head home…with one last surprise sitting on a fence post…an American Kestrel…Kestral HWY 22 Sunday Showcase cropped wma little chilled, but filled with joy in seeing so many amazing things on our Sunday adventure…

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