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Bluebird Picnic

Eastern Bluebirds flew into town and invited their friends for a feast at the feeders.

Male Eastern Bluebird, Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton, MA
Female Eastern Bluebird
Female Bluebird, Blue Jay, Female Cardinal
Female Bluebird, Gray Squirrel
Downy Woodpecker, Male Bluebird

Donkey Hodie in Massachusetts

Rutland, Massachusetts

According to Wikipedia:

Inspired by the funny, quirky side of children’s television pioneer Fred Rogers, Donkey Hodie is set in the whimsical land of Someplace Else. The imaginative puppet series follows the adventures of Donkey Hodie, an enthusiastic and charming go-getter who takes on each day with curiosity, resilience, and sincerity, and her pals Purple Panda, Duck Duck, and Bob Dog. The social-emotional series is designed to empower children ages 3–5 to dream big and overcome obstacles in their own lives, to work hard and persevere in the face of failure, to be resourceful and discover they can solve problems on their own—and to laugh themselves silly along the way.

Above and Below

The Wildlife Pond is coming alive with the warm weather.

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton, MA

Dromedary Delight

How surprising and uplifting it was to encounter this rescue camel enjoying a warm spring day at a local farm.

Holden, MA

Spring Painting

A bit of bright red and yellow pops out among last year’s reeds.

Painted Turtle, Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton, MA
The zoom lens on my camera is so helpful!

Return of the Phoebe

Phoebes symbolize wisdom and hidden knowledge. They are connected to the Roman goddess Diana.

This active Eastern Phoebe perched in the bushes surrounding the Farm Pond in between making short flights to capture insects.

Mergansers on the Move

A windy day and choppy water couldn’t stop these Hooded Mergansers.

Wildlife Pond, Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton, MA

Door To Door

Holden, Massachusetts

Enjoying the complementary architectural styles of next door neighbors observed during a pre-spring local warm weather walk.

Mockingbird Mix

Northern Mockingbirds, Princeton, MA

The Northern Mockingbird at Wachusett Meadow didn’t notice me as it busily feasted on sumac.
These mockingbirds surveyed the meadow as they perched on bluebird houses. Their coloring and markings puzzled me, as they were slightly different than those in the first photographs. Birding friends: Any thoughts?

Grass and Snow

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton, Massachusetts

A walk through Wachusett Meadow’s quiet South Pasture provides respite at the end of winter.
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