Friday, May 28, 2010

A Warm Week!

Rosa multiflora, photo S.Hochgraf

With the warm weather this week, the Multiflora Rose burst into bloom all over the state. An unwelcome invasive in many places, it's a fantastic food source for both insects and birds at West Campus. While photographing the shrubs I was surrounded by the scent of the blossoms, maybe overwhelmed is a better word!

Melospiza melodia, digibinned photo: S. Hochgraf

As long as I had the camera out I tried to capture an image of this territorial Song Sparrow, through my binoculars. He's probably nesting in the rose brambles, along with Yellow Warblers and perhaps Catbirds as well.

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