Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sure sign of spring

 This little bird is a sure sign of spring.  I saw him trying to dig in the snow and ice below my bird feeder he got a real surprise.  I couldn't shovel the snow myself  as the saying goes  hard as ice I was sure he couldn't.  I did put some seeds out for him on a board.   Every year he comes to visit I hope he makes it through this cold spell.  Minus 10 this morning and now it is 29 above

I am going to an I69 meeting this evening at the high school.  Just to see what is being said don't know if they have any maps of the alternate routes but I am a bit curious since we are near the 67 and 39 junction.  I always thought I would be too old to drive on the new  highway but they are going pretty fast with the construction.  I may just have to take Old 37 to Bloomington  it is a pretty drive by the forestry and the small lake, not too many people travel that way, leave the highway for all the truckers that are suppose to use it from Mexico to Canada

Farm report:  believe we have had some heifers calving about 9 of them  we have a few more to go then the cows start.   We have been praying for them to hold off until the weather breaks so far so good.
The guys are clearing out fence rows and tree lines.  Mike saw the Eagle in the river bottoms but last years nest is gone and there is a huge one in an old Oak tree not to far from where the old nest was. So what happened to the old nest,  did they move it,   did a storm with high winds destroy it just curious??
Does anyone follow the same eagles to know what they do??  Driving down 67 south of the light saw 2 of them fighting locked together in free fall thought they would hit my car I had slowed down,  they broke apart then flew away.
This is an Orchard Oriole or an American Redstart  the redstart is suppose to have a white breast which this has