Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ducks, Geese, Peepers, Oh My!!

Well Spring is here. Boy, it was a long Winter, I know I have heard this many, many people. But, here in Ginnysyard Spring is Springing up all over the place. For the last seven or eight days we have had a pair of Canada geese, and a pair of Mallards on the pond. I'm sure they are checking us out to see if our pond is fit to raise their young ones.  Other then cutting grass around the pond, which won't be happening for a while (I hope) the wildlife will nest in peace and quite. Also, peepers (little frogs) have been singing their little song for a few nights now, we have heard them in the surrounding ponds and I sure it won't be long before they are singing in our backyard as well. Daffodils are blooming as well!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

They Have Arrived

You ask what has arrived at Ginnysyard? Red Wing Blackbirds, the offical bird of Spring in Pennsylvania. I read somewhere last year, I believe it was the local newspaper that it was not the Robin that announced Spring in PA but, it was the Red Wing Blackbirds. So, this morning as I was looking at the birds eating the seeds at the feeders there were two male Red Wing Blackbirds eating the seeds on the ground. So, can Spring be far behind? Temps this weekend are going to be in the 40's and even dare I say? Approach 50 on Sunday. So, here is a big THANK YOU to the Red Wing Blackbirds for coming to my feeder today and making me smile.