Mid-March and we’ve had a rather gentle, lamb-like month except for a couple days and nights of very strong winds that were more like a lion (see MARCH). Some signs of spring are beginning to show up: red-wing blackbirds are back, birds at the feeders seem to be more interested in each other than eating, and even these squirrels are coming to feed in pairs.
The opening photo of a red-wing blackbird in early-spring finery is from a few years ago as I’ve only seen them at a distance so far this year. He is spreading his wings, opening beak, as he sings his familiar spring call.
Doesn’t this squirrel have a beautiful tail?