WELCOME FRIENDS!!

WELCOME  FRIENDS!!
HUMMINGBIRD MIGRATION 2014

Saturday, February 28, 2015

THE LAST DAY OF FEBRUARY OFFERS SPRING SURPRISES AT KATES CABIN


Hi Everybody!!
Well, look who showed up today! He has been here about 3 weeks,but is still very shy around me. You will notice in 3 of the shots, another bird, who is the mean mockingbird. He chases the hawk away. I do not know what kind of hawk this one is. He has the markings similar to red shouldered hawk, but I have never seen one with so much white on the head and chest. If anyone knows what kind of hawk this is, please leave a comment. Also shared below, is a red flowering quince with a hover fly pollinating the flower. We will have at least one quince! On this last day of February, my gardens are poised and ready for a beautiful Spring!
Enjoy!






Link to G+ Photo Album:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/117645114459863049265/albums/6120697033493299041?authkey=CJ_1z5zGmvST_wE
















For more info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_of_prey

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-shouldered_hawk
Red-shouldered hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk2.jpg
Conservation status



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mockingbird
Mimus polyglottos1.jpg





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-bellied_woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker-27527.jpg



Winter Trees






red flowering quince

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaenomeles
Chaenomeles
Quince8317.jpg
Chaenomeles in flower, probably a cultivar of C. × superba









https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_hoverfly
American hoverfly
Eupeodes americanus1.jpg














...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.  See you next time!

seeds of American Red Maple

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_rubrum
Acer rubrum
2014-10-30 11 09 40 Red Maple during autumn on Lower Ferry Road in Ewing, New Jersey.JPG

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