Saturday, 21 April 2018

Spring and the Osprey

The trailcam has been interesting. Thursday, Butch raccoon walked on water, with new stems of bulrushes poking up. The next day, Friday, the pond is half thawed.



I have bleeding heart plants beginning to grow, as well as tulips.


The tulips, covered in snow, are valiant! First photo, April 20, 10:30 a.m., the second, 4 p.m. It is melting!


My newest bulbs, down by the gate,  are poking up through the snow. Don't they look brave?! We can all be brave, as we eagerly anticipate spring here in south east Ontario.



Saturday's Critters #227
They have been back a week. Sadly, the lakes are still pretty cold, and frozen in bays. It's been -3 C. nights. We are hoping, finally, to have 10 C. temperatures today, and to lose our snow. For this reason, I celebrate our osprey! These are archived photos.


This osprey was on our front yard, hunting for snakes, I presume. Yes, that's a post-poop stance!

15 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, neat capture of the raccoon and the cam. The Ospreys are cool birds, I have not seen one yet. Great post and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Thanks also for the comment on my post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I love your osprey pictures (love any bird of prey!) and that was cute how you described the raccoon walking on water. We are finally getting some sun and above 0 temps as well. Little by little we are losing our snow. (south western Ontario) -Jenn

Olga Hebert said...

Calling these sign of spring, which I know they are, is an act of pure optimism. Kind of like the osprey nesting in the certainty that the bays will thaw and they will b able to feed their young.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those are wonderful photos of the Osprey. We see them here and they are such huge birds. Hope you have some sunshine this weekend and it warms up! Hugs!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Nice capture of the raccoon walking on water! Love the osprey.

Christine said...

welcome spring!

Betty Crow said...

Nice to see green peeking up from the snow. Love the osprey shots!

Powell River Books said...

Those are some great closeups. Ours nest on the tops of snags in the lake. Even with a boat it is hard to keep your distance and still get a good photo. Of course, my little point and shoot camera doesn't have very good zoom. - Margy

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Okay, I got osprey envy now... YAM xx

William Kendall said...

I've noticed some of the tulips are starting to poke out of the soil now. It certainly feels more mild today.

Nancy J said...

Your jetty has water at the end, surely spring days will be there soon. Tulips, brave little shoots, and the Osprey, magnificent bird and great photos.

Red said...

Interesting how many plant shoots will come up through the snow.

Victoria said...

Wonderful photos of the ospreys!

Anvilcloud said...

I keep looking for life in our pathetic garden but have been luckless so far.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely shots of the Osprey ...
Hope the weather warms up soon for you.

All the best Jan