Thursday, March 25, 2010

Going, Going, Gone ICE-OUT!

The first photo is Monday afternoon. The 2nd photo is Tuesday afternoon! Ice-out was about 95% complete when I came home this morning. We only have a little bit of ice in our backyard. Ice fishing is Bill's favorite sport. No more ice fishing for him this year.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Love is in the air!

Here are some paired up visitor's from last weekend! My favorites, the Red-Headed Woopecker's, probably won't arrive until the end of April. Going up north today and plan on cleaning out my nest boxes. I always get Tree Swallows, but only get Bluebirds on occasion. Hoping for a year with the Blue's.

Red-bellied pair. Male on the left and has an unbroken orangy-red stripe down his neck. Unlike the female who appears to have a gray cap. Their name comes from a light reddish wash on their bellie's. Very difficult to see if you are not up close.

Pileated pair. Male on left with a red-mustache. Female has an all gray mustache.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Vacation - Swimming with Manatee's

Been a while (sorry!). Here are some pics from our vacation to Florida in February. We went down for my Grandma's 90th birthday!

Bill and I went swimming with the Manatee's in Crystal River, Florida. It is just down the road from my Mom and Gram's place in Florida. It's an experience that you don't want to miss. We can't wait to go again! Hope you enjoy!