The First Slugs and Other Signs of Spring

I’m getting pretty low on firewood, but not worry–Spring must be right around the corner. Today I saw the first turkey vulture of the season being chased by a pair of overprotective prospective raven parents, the slugs have awakened from their long winters’ nap and the ducks are back in the pond, preparing to nest.

Text and Wildlife Photography ©Jim Robertson, 2013. All Rights Reserved

Text and Wildlife Photography ©Jim Robertson, 2013. All Rights Reserved

5 thoughts on “The First Slugs and Other Signs of Spring

  1. In my corner of the world, all the birds are singing their spring songs including my favorites, the Varied Thrushes. The Pacific Chorus Frogs are also singing and it is music to my ears. The little salamanders are also out and about.

    The Indian Plum is starting to bloom and I expect to see Rufus Hummingbirds returning any day now as they follow the spring bloom on their northward migration.

    Many of the Mallards have dispersed, but some have remained on the pond. The Wood Ducks are checking out the two new nest boxes. Today I saw two Crows grooming each other and giving each other kisses.

    It is the season of love.

    • Yes, I forgot to mention the nightly chorus of frogs, the salamanders moving about and the varied thrushes. In addition to wood ducks, hooded merganser couples are checking out the nest box. And the migratory geese are getting restless, preparing to head north again any day now…

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