Nature Walks – Early Spring Around the Lakes

According to the calendar, it is Spring and Mother Nature is wasting no time in showing off her Spring beauties. Most of the snow has melted, and the skies were a little cloudy and over cast, but the temperature wasn’t too bad.

My irises are starting to pop up and soon, they will be in full bloom.

My groundcover is staring to come up too.

I heard a whole bunch of birds singing today, from the red-winged blackbirds and common crackles to the chickadees. But they were all still very camera shy today. The only birds that would pose for my camera were birds that look most like Savannah sparrows, but it was hard to get a good shot and or view so I am not really sure what they are.

There were a few ducks and geese out, but still not too many. There were some ring-necked ducks and some mallards, I didn’t get any good shots of them though. But there were some hooded mergansers out and about, both males and females, that were ready for their headshots.

Soon my lakes will be once again filled with all kinds of geese, ducks, birds, squirrels, and all kinds of other fun and interesting neighbors.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

14 thoughts on “Nature Walks – Early Spring Around the Lakes”

  1. This was very cheerful to read this morning! I’m about to take the Back In School Kid to school and we pass a field full of brand new LAMBS! Oh so cute. We have to stop the car and watch them for a little while. I don’t often get to look forward to the school run ha ha!

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  2. Great pics Jeanne, I especially like the hooded merganser pics. We get them here too but they haven’t come back yet. I still haven’t gotten a decent pic of one yet, they always stay too far away. Have a great day!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž

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      1. Yes, especially with nature photography, animals don’t normally come over and pose nicely! And timing is really a chance thing. But it’s all fun anyway! Thanks!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΊπŸ“·

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