Tag: March

Honey bees love crocuses

Honey bees (Apis mellifera) love crocuses, but only if the crocuses are producing nectar and pollen, as well as having a detectable scent. Unfortunately, many hybrids may not have pollen, nectar, or scent because these traits have been bred out of them. So, if… Continue Reading “Honey bees love crocuses”

March changes

Look at this. The first week of March. We just had 6″ of snow on top of a foot of ice pack. The temp has been at zero most mornings. We had the third coldest February on record for this area. It seems that… Continue Reading “March changes”

Mourning dove in March

Mourning dove (Zenaida macroura). The last photos I had taken of mourning doves were on January 26. I’m pretty sure the doves were around after that. I just didn’t take photos of them. Guess I thought they would always be here. But then they… Continue Reading “Mourning dove in March”

Tufted titmouse in March

Tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor). This tufted titmouse came back to the feeders on March 13. Previous photos of tufted titmice at the feeders were taken on February 17. They may have come to the feeders when I wasn’t watching and not taking photos, but… Continue Reading “Tufted titmouse in March”

Dark-eyed juncos in March

Dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis). It seems like I’ve been ignoring the birds at the feeders, but the truth is the birds haven’t been coming to the feeders on these really cold, snowy days. No cardinals. No chickadees.┬áNo woodpeckers. Nothing but the dark-eyed juncos and… Continue Reading “Dark-eyed juncos in March”