Spring Breaks

There are a lot of schools celebrating Spring Break right now, but Spring has also broken in the woods of Tennessee. Louisiana Waterthrush call from streamside, Yellow-rumped Warblers flit through the trees by the dozen, and a Barred Owl’s haunting cry echoes across Radnor Lake.

Spring Beauties, one of Nature’s first harbingers.

A heavily pregnant doe rests among the Dutchman’s Breeches.

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A Kinglet Among Birds

Kinglets are among the most active of woodland birds, which translates into being difficult to photograph! I have been trying to capture one of the Golden-crowned Kinglets at Radnor Lake for quite some time. Last week, a cold, drizzly day found me out on the trail with minimal company. The first kinglet was a tease, but finally, a mile or so later, I got my shot from a more amenable bird!

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Also on the trail were some relaxed deer, and some busy Bufflehead and Red headed Ducks. IMG_2379 (1280x854) BuffleRedhead