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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:55 AM
Joined: 2/1/2018
Posts: 266

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!
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:16 AM
Joined: 7/15/2016
Posts: 1040

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.

Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 1:36 PM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 16783

my stand of quince is blooming...
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:21 PM
Joined: 2/29/2016
Posts: 1268

I heard peepers!
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:56 PM
Joined: 10/24/2018
Posts: 151

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.
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:17 PM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 16783

are these eagles the president and first lady that we watched last year?
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 9:26 PM
Joined: 8/12/2017
Posts: 163

Blanketed under snow but it's warming up...
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:01 PM
Joined: 3/12/2017
Posts: 26

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: 889

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


Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 10:33 PM
Joined: 1/11/2018
Posts: 77

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!!
Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 10:18 PM
Joined: 12/17/2014
Posts: 1081

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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