Superior Views-Beginning of May

English: Hermit thrush

English: Hermit thrush (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But winter lingering chills the lap of May.  Oliver Goldsmith                               

April brought 50 inches of snow to these shores and…

Snow on May 2,  snow, and freezing rain on May 3  Yes, the weather is depressing, but the new birds arriving daily are delightful. Some will nest here and others will move further north, east or west to nest.

The eagles soar outside our window playing in the wind currents off the lake as baby eaglets squeak in a nest nearby. Many migrating white throated sparrows and hermit thrush jump in the leaf litter until a sharp-shinned hawk appears. Kinglets and yellow rump warblers flit from branch to branch. Grouse drum their wings, and flicker woodpeckers, pheobes and brown creepers are busy looking for food.  A group of 17 loons wait in Lake Superior for other lakes to “ice out”

Zonotrichia albicollis (White-throated Sparrow)

Zonotrichia albicollis (White-throated Sparrow) (Photo credit: Arthur Chapman)

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