Friday April 8
This is what I saw when I looked out our kitchen window about a week and a half ago, so I wanted to investigate the sunrise.
It was quite overcast, but the sun was momentarily shining through a break in the clouds.
I enjoyed watching a couple of brown-headed cow birds at the feeder. I noticed they were arching their necks now and then. I checked online and it is part of their mating ritual. They were probably making sounds as well, but I could not hear it through the closed windows.
It began hailing!
This certainly does not look like early April.
A few mornings earlier the tulips were frozen – now they were being pelted by hail.
When the hail was over, the cow birds came back. The ones that are arching their necks in this picture are the males. They have black bodies and brown heads. The female’s body is totally brown.
By 1:30 PM the hail had disappeared and the sun was out – giving me nice lighting to get a photo of this cute Chipping Sparrow.
That was an interesting day!