With the weather improving we have been able to get out into the headwaters again on occasion and found a pair of Green-winged Teal in monkey flower pond with a pair of mallards.
Nice to start the new year with a new bird for the headwaters list!
Spring is definitely on its way with birds starting to sing and bugs starting to stir. I’m not missing the leaves so much as it helps to find the birds and bugs! Not that these beautiful jays were trying to hide, at all.
There were around six or eight of them playing around in the trees and shrubs calling to each other. As you can see from the photo it was a gorgeous day so all the birds were flitting around and singing like mad!
The moths and beetles are another story entirely and do their best to hide! Some are hard to see even when you are looking right at them, like this carpet moth. My camera finds it very hard to focus on the insect as the background is much bigger and bolder, so frustrating!
Over the last couple of years we have found a few new listed species so who knows what this year will hold. Hopefully with the vaccinations rolling out we will be able to host walks in the headwaters again.