By Irish59

Farewell, April

Despite the rainy day we’ve had numerous birds and squirrels stopped by for a snack: nuthatches, cardinals, woodpeckers, ravens, mourning doves, pigeons, chickadees and bluejays (pictured). You’d think it would be a continuous feeding frenzy but it isn’t. They tend to arrive separately but then gather and become a larger group, tolerating one another, waiting their turn, but then - poof - disappear all at once. They will return one-by-one in 20-30 minutes. Most often the trees are empty so one must be persistent to get a variety of shots • I asked MrsP what tune she was humming this morning. Disney’s “Little April Shower” that was featured in Bambi. Are you familiar? I’ll leave you with some of the lyrics below as we say farewell to April, and welcome May aboard tomorrow:

Drip, drip, drop
Little April shower
Beating a tune
As you fall all around
Drip, drip, drop
Little April shower
What can compare
To your beautiful sound
Drip, drip, drop
When the sky is cloudy
Your pretty music
Can brighten the day...

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