With the snow melt, the ticks are back. I checked Daisy, nothing. Annie sported her first one. We removed it and popped it into the jar of rubbing alcohol.
I'm really happy to see the turkeys feeding, as they eat the ticks for us! We have a flock of 13 that hang about.
Some birds don't leave for the winter. Others, like the goldfinch, have changed back from their drab olive winter colours, back to their yellows! The song sparrow and the purple finch returned on Wednesday!
The woodpecker is a hoot. I cannot photograph the process adequately, but she was sticking her tongue into the bird feeder to grab a seed! I just cannot photograph it through the window and the mesh of the feeder.
And, finally, the American Woodcock is back! That mysterious Eeeepp. It took me a long time to figure that one out!