Saturday, April 16, 2011

Redwing Blackbird

Redwing Blackbird, originally uploaded by susanvg.
It's spring, the redwing blackbird sings in its raucous voice. The air is filled with the sounds of birds: chirps, whistles, honks, melodies. Each stakes its claim to territory and to a mate.

On the Pond

The air was crisp; fingers objecting to the constant exposure as I tried to capture the scene. Gloves are still a necessity.

The branches slowly take on colour, willows turning chartreuse and some bushes blushing red. They are getting ready to send out leaves. Some trees have flowered - not the flashy flowers yet - the modest browns and downy buds.

Robin in the Bushes

Each day new signs as the lawns begin to turn green and flowers send up shoots. But it's the birds that really let us know spring has arrived.


New life begins as they set up nests and hunt for food in this newly thawed landscape.



  1. I like the time of year you've captured, Susan. It's a prelude for what's to come. I love the duck photo.

  2. So fun to see the advent of spring in full force in your area - great birding! :)

  3. Wonderful captures of spring from your lens! Each photo is unique and lovely.

  4. This posting is for the birds. Sorry, couldn't resist. But really, it's so great to see the return of our feathered friends. Great shots.

  5. Wonderful bird shots! I can hear their songs and sounds as I look at your pictures. We are having lovely concerts over here, too. Magical time of the year!