Up before sunrise, this osprey pair is busy constructing nest in a new location… on the eagle mating tree at the mouth of Pomonkey Creek where it enters the Potomac River. Not sure the osprey have selected a good location for a nest. But we have a good view of the site so we will continue to observe their progress.
Crazy daffodils plus crazy maple seeds make a crazy arrangement! A new way to mix and match and find your happy place! Everybody gets so excited about cherry blossoms. Maples are blooming at the same time!
No tiny, soft nest for him! He builds a fortress against Great Horned Owls, Great Blue Herons, Black Vultures, Turkey Vultures and other deadly osprey chick hunters!
Just imagine the equivalency for you of the weight and size of the stick he is carrying!
A bit awkward?
Hardly looks like it’s weeping! This cherry is obviously sobbing!
In honor of National Women’s Month I would like to share my next door neighbor’s solution to carrying wood. She’s not concerned about getting 10,000 steps in per day!
Where else would a bee be but at Tudor Place, DC where spring comes early in February? I had no idea! My mouth fell open at the sight! It was definitely a banner year for this early bloomer. The fortunate tree and the gleeful bees took advantage of a shocking break from winter as temperatures hit the 80s. We stood there amazed, in a late February snowfall of pink petals.
Sycamore balls look so solid and dark but if you squeeze them, they break apart to reveal a golden-brown, furry inside. Each individual seed has it’s own ‘feathers’, almost like a dandelion!