Sights and Sounds of Spring 2019

Mid February
I heard my first signs of spring. What birds were calling in the cold?

(cardinal and  “fee bee” call  of the chickadee)


Early April
Pussy Willows in the marsh

Pussy Willows

Early April
The fluted song of a male Robin is in all our neighborhoods.

Male robin

Early April
First chipmunk scurrying around.




Early April
The sweet song of a bluebird was a welcome sound.


male Bluebird

First week of April
A male Redwing calling  “Oka-lee” in the marsh.

male redwing displaying

First week of April
Vultures circling on their northerly migration

A soaring turkey vulture (photo by Mike Farrell)

(photo by Mike Farrell)


April 15
Vole tunnels in the grass as the snow recedes.

Mid April
Chorus Frogs and Wood Frogs
In this recording, you will hear the cricket-like sound of the chorus frogs and and also the “clucking” of the wood frog.


Wood frog calling with inflated calling sacs on it abdomen.

Mid April
First wood ducks make an alarm call as they fly away.

Male Wood Duck in foreground and the female is in the background.

Late April     60° day
Early Spring butterflies that over- wintered behind the bark of trees.

Red Admiral


Mourning cloak

Mourning cloak


April 13 – First Wild Leek – A blessing to see something green emerging from the earth.


April 20th Northern Flicker Calling


April 21st

First hepatica blooming. Native Spring Wildflower

April 24 First painted turtle

Painted turtle sunning itself.

I hope that soon I will hear the call of the of the American Toad.

An American toad calling in spring
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1 Response to Sights and Sounds of Spring 2019

  1. Angie Adamec says:

    Sites and Sounds Spring 2019 ; Very nice Lawrence; Simple and educational and beautiful all in one small teaspoon each. It leaves me peaceful.

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