POTD 4/30/21

April 30, 2021 - CHIPPING SPARROW - Cute little red-headed sparrow, the Chipping Sparrow is one of the early Spring birds to arrive. Prim...
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POTD 4/29/21

April 29, 2021 - SHE LIKES BUGS - An Eastern Phoebe perches - ready to launch after bugs she catches in mid-air. Phoebes are small fly-ca...
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POTD 4/28/21

April 28, 2021 - RELAX, KICK BACK - This Painted Turtle stretches his hind legs out to relax on the beaver pond. Sunny days are for relax...
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POTD 4/27/21

April 27, 2021 - WHEW!!! - Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird rests after his first showing of the season in New Hampshire yesterday. The mal...
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POTD 4/26/21

April 26, 2021 - SLIGHTLY IRIDESCENT - A Common Grackle struts in the sun. Grackles look all black until the sun strikes, giving their fe...
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POTD 4/25/21

April 25, 2021 - ROCKIN' ROBIN - Early colonists in North America called this bird "robin" because it has a reddish breast like the Europ...
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POTD 4/24/21

April 24, 2021 - FISHIN' SEASON - Kingfishers are back on the beaver pond. This female, with her rufous belt extending onto her sides was...
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POTD 4/23/21

April 23, 2021 - FRIENDLY REMINDER - The beaver shows up now and then, just to remind us that it IS a beaver pond. Beavers are North Amer...
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POTD 4/22/21

April 22, 2021 - GOLDFINCH GOLD - Male Goldfinch feathers are bright yellow at the tip (the part that is exposed) and bright white at the...
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POTD 4/21/21

April 21, 2021 - SPRING UNFOLDS in New Hampshire one thing at a time...and when the Painted Turtles start sunning on a log another Spring...
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POTD 4/20/21

April 20, 2021 - LOVE THE HERONS - Herons around the beaver pond are perching in trees claiming nests.
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POTD 4/19/21

April 19, 2021 - HEY CHIPPY - All of our old friends are returning...this Chipping Sparrow is a regular Spring yard bird.
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POTD 4/18/21

April 18, 2021 - ON APRIL 17TH? - Cardinal appears to look up at falling snow...which may have taken Spring by surprise.
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POD 4/17/21

April 17, 2021 - WHOA SNOW - Maple tree blooms held on to some of the 13" of Friday's wet snow. While we think it should not be snowing i...
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POTD 4/16/21

April 16, 2021 - DEW ON THE DAFFYS - A couple of wet days had the Daffodils drooping Thursday and snow is forecast overnight - so the wat...
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POTD 4/15/21

April 15, 2021 - BLOODROOT BLOOMS in Vic's garden
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POTD 4/14/21

April 14, 2021 - TAKE OFF - Jake Turkey uses a running takeoff technique.
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POTD 4/13/21

April 13, 2021 - Our Pussy Willow (Salix discolor) in bloom in in our garden. The petalless male flowers are covered with pollen-bearing...
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POTD 4/12/21

April 12, 2021 - TALK, TALK, TALKING - A Common Grackle speaks out on s Spring day.
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POTD 4/11/21

April 11, 2021 - Maple blooms match the Cardinal red as Spring unfolds in New Hampshire.
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POTD 4/10/21

April 10, 2021 - GOIN' FISHIN' - Heron snags a fish as a Canada Goose fishes in the same shallow.
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POTD 4/9/21

April 09, 2021 - FAMILY FIGHT - Grackles are flock birds...so you might think they would play well with others...but these Common Grackle...
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POTD 4/8/21

April 08, 2021 - ON THE NEST - Great Blue Herons usually nest in trees that are standing in water to gain some protection from ground pre...
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POTD 4/7/21

April 07, 2021 - EASTER TULIPS - Say no more. Happy Spring!
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POTD 4/6/21

April 06, 2021 - CHICKADEE AT SAPSUCKER WELLS - Yesterday's POTD of a Sapsucker called out the benefit Sapsucker wells are to other birds...
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POTD 4/5/21

April 05, 2021 - HEY SUCKA - The Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker is back. Their name comes from the distinctive habit of drilling rows of shallo...
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POTD 4/4/21

April 04, 2021 - SAP SEASON - Maple trees are tapped in New England...and the birds take advantage of the sap moving. White Breasted Nuth...
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POTD 4/3/21

April 03, 2021 - AT GARDEN CENTER - I was in the car while Vic bought cat food...and the Pansies and tulips at the farm store brought a S...
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POTD 4/2/21

April 02, 2021 - BEAR WITH ME - We had our first bear sighting of the season....with a medium-size Yogi scouting out our yard. Nothing to...
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POTD 4/1/21

April 01, 2021 - SINGING WOODY - Male Wood Ducks elaborate coloration is a product of evolution and female choice. The male plays no role...
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