I was out for a couple of mornings over the last few days. The purpose was to complete several things. One was to listen for gobblers. Another was to take photos of spring and various things of spring. One more item was to search for the elusive Morel Mushroom.
I really enjoy this time of the year. The rejuvenation of the woodlands always inspires me. I have hope when I see the greens and yellows explode with new leaves and vegetation. Of course, those who know me understand how I appreciate the numerous and varied wildflowers. they have been emerging with rapid growth.
crossed a very steep and deep ravine because the White Trilliums are thick enough to almost resemble snow. I wanted to observe. Wild Leek is common in places. Other flowers were the rue Anemones; Spring Beauties and Purple Trilliums.
As I reached the opposite hillside I could hear a hen yelping behind where I had come down over the hollow. I called some when I heard a distant gobble in a field behind me. I would ease to the field’s edge and see what I could find. I saw three toms and one hen way out in the field. Occasional gobbles came from these birds.
This morning was at another locale and was saddened at first when I failed to hear any gobbling. A dark cloud bank was coming in from the south and I believed that darkness may be interfering with the turks. However, two Canada geese flew through honking away and their noise caused a distant gobbler to explode twice.
I walked a field and heard nothing as I watched the sun sneak from the east. I walked back the same way planning to turn into an area with vines to search for morels when one tom gobbled close. I entered the tree line to observe the field. Another gobbler, and yet another began gobbling to my left. The bird up front crossed the field to the other two gobblers. I watched them exit the field. Back to morel hunting. I found only one!
I set down and enjoyed their singing. Some of us consider gobbling to be musical!
I continued circling around and watched two Great-Horned Owls flying about. I managed one photo albeit the quality isn’t the best.
As promised I needed to go my cousin’s place to help with his fish pond. I brought to my creek about seven frogs.