|A female Baltimore Oriole eagerly samples freshly served grape jelly.|
|Her mate quickly follows suit. Grape jelly has been added to my grocery list!|
|A pair of Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks reacquaint themselves with this old feeder.|
|Mrs. RBG looks very different from her conspicuous partner.|
Flocks of bouncy American Gold-Finches are among my favourites and for them especially, I plant sunflowers and cosmos. Most of the males have now molted into their dazzling breeding plumage.
|A venetian blind reflection subdues the brilliance of this male Goldfinch.|
During this past winter, I never saw any rabbit tracks at all in the snow. I did, however, see lots of coyote tracks. Some of them were huge, looking more like wolf tracks. I've read that all coyotes in the eastern part of North America are now coyote/wolf hybrids. Last week I saw a very large one running across a field. It occurred to me that I have not seen any feral cats lately. Coincidence? So I was delighted to spot a smallish cotton-tailed rabbit munching on my lawn's dandelion leaves one morning. Well done, little chap. I'll gladly share my garden asparagus with you.
|A young cotton-tail enjoying my lawn's dandelion leaves.|