Hey, guess what? Spring has sprung here in my GEORGIA GARDENS! Look at the budding tree,
the blooming Phlox,
the blooming Heather,
and Pear tree blossoms.
We have been busy removing dead or dying trees from the front woods area. Those two stumps are waiting for me to do something fun with them. In the center of this photo, you can see a tall Poplar tree.
As I zoom upward into that Poplar tree, I see Mrs. Hawk working on her nest. Can you see her all camouflaged in her nest?
Here she is testing it out. See the Poplar buds? I hope the tree leaves will not hide our view of her and her mate as they raise their young.
Today she caught a field mouse and ate it as I observed her through the field glasses! What a treat to see that moment of Wild Kingdom in my own trees! Mr. and Mrs. Hawk have been keeping close to each other the past few days and I have seen them mating high in the trees on numerous occasions the past month. They should have eggs in the nest soon. I find them so exciting to observe.
My little Carolina Wrens are back on the front porch as well. Those faux birdhouses do not deter them from nesting and since they are not messy birds, I will allow them to raise yet another brood on the porch. I find them just as exciting to observe.
We have watched both Mr. and Mrs. Wren build the nest as we sit on our living room sofa and peer out the windows. What fun and such a loud song we get from them each morning as they perch on the porch railings.
And last but not least, it would not be spring without my Bright Yellow Daffy's swaying in the MARCH WINDS, In the Garden...
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