I have joined 3 birding groups to learn about birding but am still just a pleasure birder finding them in nature as I walk daily. It is March 2015!
By: WeatherWise , 9:06 PM GMT on July 11, 2014
Trying To Make It Happen
Have you ever wished something that happened last year or a few years back could happen all over again just as it did the first time? If wishing could make it happen it surely would. I was thinking about that as I was walking past Finch Hill! Every day as I am going down that hill, I can hardly wait to get past to peer around the bush to see if the little goldfinches have arrived. I am always disappointed when I see they are not there. I named this lady's back hill Finch Hill a few years back. She always had these red and yellow varigated flowers that left lolipop type seed puffs that the little goldfinches love. The first day I discovered them was on after a rain and the hill was full of goldfinches. It was amazing. So everyday after that, I would look for the goldfinches and zoom as hard as I could from the street. Finally one day I asked the lady if she minded me stepping into the yard to get a closer shot. She told me sure, any time. I had a lot of fun shots with the goldfinches on Finch Hill and posted them here on WU. I would love for it to happen again and so would the lady. She continues to plant the flowers and the seed puffs come but seems it is not to be.
The same with my pileated woodpecker experience from last year that I documented on WU with photos daily. I so wanted it to happen again this year. Every day almost since they left, I have walked to woods on the deadend and most of the time took a photo of the pileated nesting hole. This spring I searched and searched from the street for their new nesting tree. I am quite sure they were there but I just could not spot it. I was really disppointed that it did not happen. If wishing would have made it happen, it would have surely happened.
I am almost as bad over the butterflies. For over a month now or longer, I have been checking out all of the butterfly bushes for butterflies. Still no luck. I have found a very few small ones. Today I found a larger of the smaller butterflies but NO bigger butterflies, yet! I even looked back on July 11 of last year and I got photos of the yellow swallowtail. So that makes me wonder even more so as to where the butterflies are! When will they come? Are they going to come? I am still wishing and hoping!
I found a couple of little butterflies by the woods this morning - orange with a black designs. They were quite flighty and would not sit still and pose for me or even stay in same spot.
I found this on a neighborhood butterfly bush - small butterfly.
One more tiny butterfly from the neighborhood butterfly bush.
I think I might see one on my own butterfly bush, so grabbing my camera and running out the door. Be back later, perhaps with a new photo!
It is almost 7 pm and is still 90. Not sure I want to go out for my late evening walk.
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