The swans have been here for about a week. We have about 10 or 12 pair of white swans on the river and last week, I thought that I saw a pair of black swans. We had guests here that told me that they saw a pair on Saturday morning, so maybe I did see them.
We have Canadian Geese. Mallards, Merganzers, and a few other species that I haven’t identified yet, joining the swans in the delicacies that hide on the bottom of the river. It is an interesting site to see the tailfeathers of these birds and try to guess what the other end looks like!
I guess that I am going to have to start buying sugar as the hummingbirds should be here in about 3 weeks or less. The Baltimore Orioles are here about the same time as the hummers, so I should get the grape jelly out as well.
I have been planting flower seeds all week, in the house in trays, and I am hoping to get the greenhouse up tomorrow or Saturday. That is always a fun thing. I will have the flowers ready when the ground is warm enough. We have a lot of new space that is going to get planted this year, so the hummers should be happy!
If you are interested in watching those Hummingbirds come through, they usually are here the first week of May, and I will set up the feeders on May 1. You can see some of last years flock on our website at www.embracingpines.com
Come see them, and us at Embracing Pines Bed & Breakfast, and remember to bring your camera. We have binoculars that you may use. >