Spring Visitors

In April, before we drained our pond, we had 3 real ducks land in it. I had to look up their name on google images. They are Common Mergansers.

In May we had some more visitors. This Quail sat on top of this birdhouse for the longest time calling out.

This turkey kept pacing our side fence and it seemed like it’s bird brain could not figure out how to get out of our backyard. Dear went on the deck and made some noise and it finally realized it could fly over the fence.

Finally caught a Tom Turkey fanning it’s tail feathers!

Colville claims the title of the Turkey Capital of the Pacific Northwest.

The Swallows continue to entertain us with their flying.

Our Spring clean up continues. We are working on getting the pond liner cut and removed. It’s a toilsome job especially because of the scum. Pond scum is a real thing.

We’ve been in the 70’s and there are predictions of soaring in the 80’s on the weekend!

Hope the merry month of May is going well in your corner.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Spring Visitors

  1. Ellen, I so enjoy seeing the birds you have on your property. I laughed out loud at your comment about the poor turkey not being able to escape! Good luck to you and your husband in getting the work done in warmer weather. We’ve been trying to get all of our trimming of shrubbery done before our heat and humidity comes.

  2. Ellen, love your bird photos. Especially the quail. Reminded me of a beautiful day visiting my parents years ago at their woodland property when we saw a parade of quail–hundreds of them–marching through. Wish we’d thought to time it, it seemed to go on forever.

  3. Hello Ellen, you have some great bird visitors. I love the Mergansers and the Quail. The turkeys are cool too.
    Wonderful photos. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

  4. April and May have been busy here with this and that.

    Do you plan to fill the pool with loam or do you have other plans for it?

    You really do have a lot of bird activity. Watch out for those swallows. ☺ They are so territorial that they can dive bomb an unsuspecting homeowner as they are pretty sure that they own the place.

    • Hello Vee. We will fill the pond with rocks and soil, mostly soil. We’ll grow grass that is easy to maintain with my riding lawn mower. Yes, those swallows bomb well! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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