Started by: britboy (6794)

They've woken up....peepers

Started: 13th Apr 2017 at 02:23

Posted by: britboy (6794)

I guess britboy started this one lol.

Replied: 13th Apr 2017 at 02:24

Posted by: jouell (4705)

When we lived in Clearwater there was a pond next to our house and the peepers were deafening, that said I loved the sound and went to sleep every night to the sound of the peepers..

Where I am now, the Lake is 150 yards away, so the peepers aren't as loud, but with the Katydids and tree frogs,it's anything but quiet.. I love it...

Replied: 13th Apr 2017 at 14:04

Posted by: britboy (6794)

The sandhill cranes flew into their summer home a week ago on a small lake at side of our house, we always have one breeding pair that come back each spring.

It's a sure sign that the peepers are about to wake up as it one of the food likes of the sandhills .

We can expect one fluffy feather ball appear in the next few week, they raise at least one young through the summer.

Replied: 13th Apr 2017 at 14:54
Last edited by britboy: 13th Apr 2017 at 15:07:56

Posted by: britboy (6794)

This noisy one has returned to but makes up for it with great colouring....


Replied: 13th Apr 2017 at 19:57

Posted by: jouell (4705)

I'm not a fan of grackles, they eat all the seed and my regulars hardly get any..

Replied: 14th Apr 2017 at 02:54

Posted by: jouell (4705)

I haven't seen a single Robin this year, funny, as there are usually flocks of them early spring..

One bird I haven't heard in years, is the Eastern Whip poor will.. Of course I don't get up as early as I used to, but still, I don't think they are around any more...

Thankfully I still have my Eastern Blue birds. been raising families for 26 years now in my boxes.. well box, I have 3 , but 2 have never been used, just the one.. The young ones flew the coop a couple of weeks ago, but Mum and Dad are back to start on their second family... Love my birds...

Replied: 14th Apr 2017 at 18:01

Posted by: britboy (6794)

I have a single snowdrop which pushes its way up through cedar mulch every spring, it's about 3 inches tall now and about to flower.
It's encouraging to see it return after being covered in 3 feet of snow over the winter is so very determined

Replied: 18th Apr 2017 at 12:39


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