Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Waterfowl and a Summer Prediction

The Canada Geese are back in great numbers.
Pot hole in a barnyard
A pothole in a barnyard coexisting with steaks on the hoof.Mallard and Geese
I love the Mallard Ducks and the way their iridescent feathers glow in the sunlight.

We went to our first garage sale of the season last Saturday…walked away with…nothing.

The Juncos AKA “Snowbirds” showed up yesterday…not sure which way they are headed. 

My Dad planted his potatoes yesterday…it was too cold on Good Friday so he waited until yesterday when the ground was unfrozen, he said he will cover them with five gallon buckets if it gets real cold.  He also said the according to the Easter Sunrise conditions that it will be a cool summer.  (The wind was blowing from the North West and switched to the North.)
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23 comments:

  1. I hope the Juncos are going north. We are still seeing them here. They come in October and spend the winter with us and part of spring.

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  2. Our Juncos will be leaving here soon as will our other winter birds . Lovely photos , love your phrase steak on hoof lol . Spring has truly sprung here now and I am loving it eh? Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  3. The Juncos are here in WI also. Sure hope your Dad's prediction is right and I hope his potatoes don't freeze when we get hit by the newest Polar Vortex.

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  4. Love it when the waterfowl returns for the spring.

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  5. Big snow storm is stalled over central Wyoming and it's snowing - expecting 1 - 2 feet through Wednesday, and the way it's coming down, we just might get it.

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  6. I do hope your Dad's prediction is right for all of us! :) I saw the juncos go through this weekend as well, just very briefly.

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  7. We are seeing lots of big crows??
    Love the boys answers about marriage.

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  8. Our winter birds, the Goldfinches are almost all gone- the ones tat remain are getting their bright yellow summer plumage. Looks like you had a good Easter with family- and those are smart boys.

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  9. Our waterfowl have made it north! Good for them! And for you!

    Linda

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  10. Beautiful photos. Hope your dad's potatoes do well and that the real cold weather is over for this year.

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  11. The goose and mallard shots look like up here. All our snow is gone again but to cold to plant ant 44 degrees.

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  12. We have geese in my area year round. I live very close to a nature center. Pretty pictures!

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  13. Wow! He's planting spuds this early in Minnesota? I plant mine about June 1.

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  14. Steaks on the hoof . . . very, very rare steaks, eh? Maybe I should find a five gallon bucket to cover my peonies if the temps drop back too much. Eh, maybe not. Fun to see what birds are out when I get the chance to watch. Hope you all had a great Easter up north.

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  15. It's nice to see some of the birds are heading back your way. We had a huge flock of getting goldfinches that ate us out of house and home for three weeks but they have gone on north in the last few days.

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  16. I love the Mallard ducks too. We had a pair on the pond recently but the Muscovy rushed right out and scared them away.

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  17. I saw the pair of Canadian geese waddle by yesterday, so they were still here fattening up as of Monday.

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  18. We went to two garage sales last Saturday and, like you, came away with nothing. I simply have to be fussier with what I buy this year or my house will be too darn full!
    We have lots of Juncos here lately. I wonder if they're always the same ones I see or if there are new ones coming through.

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  19. Juncos seem to live here year round now. We saw snow geese today lingering in the green fields in the Skagit Valley. they will soon be winging their way north.
    It seems really early to plant potatoes. Here they would rot in the cold, wet ground.

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  20. I wondered about the Good Friday....yes, it is hard to plant when the ground is still frozen! LOL! Spring is "galing" here outside...winds, rain, thunder but so far I have power so that's good! I had so many errands this week and with storms coming I've been busy for 2 days but got them done before the storm(s). What great pictures of the geese and I too love those handsome mallards!

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  21. Good for your dad. I used to aim for March 3 here, but lately the weather is just too wet. Some good days now, so hopefully I will get some in. I did plant some at Oliver yesterday before we left. We went to one garage sale on Saturday and got a box of books for $1.

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  22. We've hardly got any ducks this year for some reason. I haven't even got my garden worked yet but it's still early for here.

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  23. You have open water!! We still have ice... Lovely shots.

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