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Beachfan
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:55 AM
Joined: 2/1/2018
Posts: 213


First robin sighting of Spring outside the kitchen window (on the far side of a snowbank).  He/she is 11 days later this year than last.  (Yes, I mark a calendar- - simple pleasures brighten my day.) Happy Spring, all; to those in the mid-West - - hang in there!
Carolyn613
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:16 AM
Joined: 7/15/2016
Posts: 1002


What a happy post! Thank you!

I know spring is on its way when I see geese at the pond at my work. We also have a heron that comes by at times. Only one heron.


jfkoc
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:36 PM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 16459


my stand of quince is blooming...
Iamnumberfour
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:21 PM
Joined: 2/29/2016
Posts: 1264


I heard peepers!
zauberflote
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:56 PM
Joined: 10/24/2018
Posts: 67


I live in Virginia, so those firsts have passed. Our new is: eagles spotted at the cam on the nest in the National Arboretum in DC, osprey at the James River Richmond cam, and a brand new pair of peregrine falcons (one banded!) on the VDGIF downtown Richmond cam. If there are eggs, after the chicks hatch will be very rewarding for bird watchers.
jfkoc
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:17 PM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 16459


are these eagles the president and first lady that we watched last year?
i2i
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:26 PM
Joined: 8/12/2017
Posts: 151


Blanketed under snow but it's warming up...
RobOT
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:01 PM
Joined: 3/12/2017
Posts: 23


Two days ago I found two baby hummingbirds on the ground (I live in Southern California) that tried to fly too early.  Got them into a homemade nest where their mother continued feeding them.  Today when I looked in the nest, they flew out and perched up in the tree where they came from.  What a joy to see them survive!
Greg G
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 7:55 PM
Joined: 2/8/2017
Posts: 829


Y'all are way ahead of me.  Snow drops blooming in the front garden. "Spring" won't happen for another couple of weeks.

Greg


selkirk60
Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 10:33 PM
Joined: 1/11/2018
Posts: 70


Four feet of snow still on the ground, but it was above freezing today for the first time in a month and the snowpack on the driveway is melting in the sun. Soon,  mud season will be upon us.  I saw two killdeer in the valley and there are new calves, lambs, and kids at the ranches.  New life is with us and spring is on the way!!
storycrafter`
Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 10:18 PM
Joined: 12/17/2014
Posts: 1071


I saw my first robin of the season this week and it lifted my heart. It was a lovely 58 degree sunny day. Within less than 24 hours we had a snow-hurricane raging, setting records, dumping almost two feet of  snow. Because we were safe and warm at home we enjoyed all the excitement. I like to imagine that robin somehow survived the storm, too.
 
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