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Spring Sandpiper

yeloowlegs3Friends, this sandpiper is a yellowlegs, but i do not have the expert birding knowledge to identify it definitely so I will leave that to my viewers who have that knowledge, I just like his fishing pose and the circles of water in front of him, i think it tells a story, but some are more interested in the details, the feathering is very mottled in colors to blend into the marsh grasses of spring, still no water around here but hope is in the air, til Tomorrow MJ

 

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Hunting for Pasque Flowers

Friends, today i am going hunting for Pasque flowers in Crex Meadows.  They are a wild Crocus and typically are the first wildflowers to bloom in the spring.  Some years they have to battle the lingering snow and can be found on the south facing slopes of Crex.   When I find them blooming, you can find me on my belly and face to flower about 4 inches off the ground. The glow from within is from the bright yellow insides and the blue is only visible when the buds first open.  The blooms soon fade in the spring sun to almost white.  Wish me luck til Tomorrow MJ

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