The Week In Nine Photos

It was one of those special days on the nature trails this week where it felt like we encountered something beautiful every time we turned around, beginning with our first warbler

and trillium sightings.

I’m already missing the bare trees of winter after trying to photograph these elusive little warblers hidden in the bushes. I just love those cooperating birds that find the perfect perch.

Discovered something new on the trails this week, don’t whistle at a strutting turkey

because obviously it was misconstrued and he decided to follow me through the park

and appeared to want to talk about the special moment we had shared.

We’ve been avoiding a few spots after the last vicious attack by a red-winged blackbird that sounded like it was trying to rip off my niece’s ponytail. All that changed when both of us were ready to distract one of them

if it dared to harass one of our precious little cranes.

At a time when the world feels crazy, it’s wonderful to encounter so many beautiful moments on the trails.

20 responses to “The Week In Nine Photos”

  1. Love all these excellent photos. Amazing how you can spot a tiny bird through foliage; that turkey looks kinda magnificent! – Who knew?; but I’m still laughing at that first photo of the baby crane! 😀 He looks a bit like a dinosaur! 😀

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    1. Thank you!!😁 Those adorable baby cranes do look like dinosaurs and the adults sound like them. The warblers were just about impossible to capture, but it was so exciting to finally see them for a brief moment. That was an impressive turkey and we could still hear him several trails away.😁

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  2. Fun times on the trail, and better to be enjoying that than thinking about current political/military happenings.
    You might be needing a long walk on the trail if the Maple Leafs don’t get themselves sorted – game 7, love the tension! Flames might get into the second round… and switching, Everton might survive relegation, and that didn’t seem possible a couple weeks back. Probably just jinxed it…
    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you!😁 All this hockey tension is driving me crazy!! Looking for big wins by the Maple Leafs, Capitals, Rangers and Oilers and now I probably jinxed them again. Hope your brother has ordered his season tickets and they have two more big wins this week. Enjoy the weekend and I may just paddle around the lake all weekend if my teams lose!😁

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  3. Those baby cranes are indeed precious… a caption from a song that came to mind in the shot with his little wings lifted– “I believe I can fly…”

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    1. Thank you!😁 We were surprised how much they had grown since our last visit and it was so much fun watching them zoom around with their little wings flapping.😁

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  4. Seeing warblers is a true sign of spring. I saw a yellow warbler on my morning walk today. The crane chicks remind me of gangly teenagers. 🙂

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    1. I’ve been looking for the migrating warblers for a few weeks and any flash of yellow was always too far away to make sure it wasn’t a finch. It was fun to finally watch my first warbler trying to hide from me every second and I could watch those gangly teenagers all day.😁

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  5. All are excellent photos ! The cute warblers! And the baby crane is wonderful. Beautiful shot thanks 😊👍

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  6. Truly exquisite series, ACI. When I opened this post I was chuckling from the start with the header photo of that adorable, vulnerable sandhill crane chick. Great photos of all the spring delights, and the turkey dance is especially wonderful.

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    1. Thank you!!🙂 It’s been wonderful watching the birds this spring and I love the adorable little cranes. It’s interesting comparing the different families, with this one nesting right by the busy nature center and comfortable with all the attention and other crane families on the trails that love their privacy.🙂

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  7. Oh, these were wonderful! That little crane is so adorable and precious!

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    1. Thank you!😁 This crane family hangs out at the beginning of the trails and the adorable little cranes make it extremely difficult to move on to look for other birds.😁

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  8. Beautiful bird photos this week

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