Friday, May 15, 2009
Bird and Bud
Today I watched a bird and I saw some buds. You just got'a love spring.
I have been watching the growth of a honey suckle for about 07 years now. I noticed it growing in a white spruce plantation that had plenty of poplar competition when I was in the block doing some tending.
I have tried to start cuttings from it, but have not been successful. How do I regenerate the honeysuckle? If you know - tell me.
The poplar are not yet bursting their buds, but the honeysuckle already have leaves starting to show. I just love the way the honeysuckle wrap around the poplar, twisting around itself and the poplar stem and branches.
Humming birds enjoy the sweet nectar the flowers produce.
The white spruce are doing very well.
On the way out of the bush I watched a bird fly across the road. It was a woodpecker, but not one of the small ones. I watched the bird for awhile and figured it must be a black backed woodpecker.
It is a little bigger then the downy and the hairy woodpeckers, with a very black back. The woodpecker was not alone because like Canada Geese they mate for life. The pair moved around the forest with ease landing on trees that would provide some food.
I took the picture of the woodpecker with my camera-binoculars. Too bad the picture does not turn out as good as what I see through the binoculars.