And spring is in full swing! BirdCouple has been too, too busy. Warren had to fly down to Atlanta last Sunday to care for his Mom, who fell sick coming back from a cruise vacation. (She's better.) Of course he brought his bins, and of course he managed to get a little Georgia birding squeezed in (Red-Headed Woodpecker, Prarie Warbler, Great-Crested Flycatcher, etc). But other than that, it's been work, work, work. Lisa has been working her sweet self especially hard.
So it was fun to take an hour off Saturday to wander around one of our favorite little spots in nearby Prince George's County, and see how much is going on out there suddenly. Birds! Bugs! Turtles! Butterflies! Not like we haven't seen this stuff before, but it seems new every spring.
Nesting Canada Goose.
Zebra Swallowtail Butterflies.
We include this last picture, although it is a bit out of focus, because April 12 is by far the earliest we have ever seen a Blue Grosbeak, which are summer denizens here in Maryland and don't usually show up until May or June.
Blue Grosbeak, male.