Monday, March 16, 2009

Killdeer and Chives

A beautiful day with highs in the 60s! Today was the first day I heard the kill-dee kill-dee call of the killdeer (Charadrius vociferus). They must be back! I also heard a couple of other bird calls that I couldn't identify. So other birds are back too! I'm not very good at identifying bird calls. I need to get help from my daughter who has good musical abilities.

Chives are up in our garden!

Also, this weed is up. Anyone know what it is?

And unfortunately for those of us allergic to maple pollen, the silver maple buds in the picture above look about ready to burst open.


  1. We saw Kildeer on Monday too, lots of nuthatches too.

  2. I have been hearing nuthatches singing a lot lately. I just recently figured out what their song sounds like. Next year I'll have to listen for the first nuthatch song in addition to the chickadee and cardinal songs.