Thursday, May 7, 2015

Around the Village in Photos: April 30 - May 6, 2015 Warblers, Woodpeckers, and Wildflowers

This week brought warblers, songbirds, and hummingbirds our way. With much warmer days, trees and shrubs leafed-out, wildflowers dutifully bloomed and woodpeckers woke us up early. I've seen people looking up in trees to see who is doing all that drumming. It is not the very large Pileated Woodpecker but the small Downy. Both the male and female drum, sounding like a drummer on a drum pad playing Loudly. They are trying to attract a mate. When they are excavating a hole they sound much softer. I do hope they find each other ASAP so I can sleep a little later.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak: Don't Land on my Head!!!

Early Saxifrage on Ames Avenue

Open Sesame

Red Trillium AKA Stinking Benjamin - Take a Whiff

Trout Lily

Yellow-rumped Warbler

See the Patch of Yellow on Rump?

Insects We Saw on our Green Hour Walk

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