Sunday, May 13, 2018


 The crocus are blooming.  and the daffodils are up.  We have had drizzle and rain most of the week.  I have avoided washing the windows on the greenhouse, because I was sure it was an arduous task.  Much to my surprise, all I needed was soap and water.  The windows cleaned right up.  It made a huge difference.  

 The turkeys are in full swing and it has been fun to watch them parading around.

I added quite a few birds to my 2018 birding list today.  We went fishing on our property along the Belle Fourche River.  I was able to capture a nesting couple of geese.  It took forever to get a photo ot the Yellow Warbler.  That little bugger is fast and does not sit still for long.

I have the token mallard.  A pair of wood ducks flew over, but they were too darn fast for my camera.   I have searched and searched and decided the fellow below is a Yellow Rumped Warbler.  If you think otherwise, please let me know.  I also got a fuzzy photo of a brown thrasher and another bird I have yet to identify.  It made fishing difficult.  It is hard to sit quietly when one is trying to get photos of birds.  
I hope you all had a fabulous mother's day.  I wish my mom could have been along.  She taught me to love catfishing.


  1. I think your bird pictures are wonderful. I never can get good pictures. Sort of blurs.
    Its so nice to see spring finally where you live.
    I hope you have a lovely week.

  2. S2wainsons Thrush and Palm Warbler are two recent for me.I will brag all week. LOL

  3. Spring at last for you! We seem to have jumped from winter straight to summer. Fascinating to see wild turkeys here the are just farm birds.

  4. I haven't had catfish for a long time. I think you are a little behind us season wise this year. Usually we don't seem far off. I love the yellow bird! Isn't it great to hear them and see the colors after winter grays?

  5. Oh, I'm sure you're thrilled for spring!! I love seeing your bird pics...such colorful creatures they are!!


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