Friday, March 6, 2009

The Pursuit of Spring

Yesterday held mostly sunny, 60 degree temperatures with some strong winds, but that couldn't stop me from looking for the newest signs of Spring. It was so odd, taking off my winter coat as I arrived at the park. It felt really good, but as soon as I hit the path, the soggy earth had me slipping immediately and keeping my eyes to the sky for birds wasn't going to happen. I spent the entire trek looking for the best footing along the trail. I depended on my hearing and came up with these two.





I thought I might spot some early warblers but the strong winds might have hindered that a bit.

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8 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Hannibal,
Well it was still worth going out, you got two marvellous pictures and the Tree creeper is not that easy to get...
Congrats, and be patient, eventually spring will come :-)

Shellmo said...

You captured 2 little treasures today!!

Marsha said...

Wow, the elusive brown creeper. They are so hard to see and when I do they move so fast I can never get a photo. You have captured him perfectly as well as that gorgeous bluebird. The colors of a bluebird just say spring to me...lovely post!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those two are worth the effort of the walk.Gorgeous!
Blessings,Ruth

jalynn01 said...

Love your bluebird there in the sun and the brown creeper is so cute. I see one once in awhile, but they are really hard to spot!
good eye!

Rattlinantler said...

Your killing me Hannibal! I'm sitting here at work for 16 hrs and your chasing birds in the warm spring air. I'm so jealous! Great Shots grrrrrr. Its suppose to rain on my day off! See ya on the backroads!

Eve said...

You just make my day Hannibal!!

Bird Girl said...

Nothing says spring better than an male Eastern bluebird! Beautiful!
I really love that creeper, though - because I rarely SEE one - let alone get a nice clear shot like this!