Spring is here

Trying to get a shot of an inchworm hanging from a tree is like trying to bite an apple hanging from a tree with your hands tied behind your back (I remember doing this as a kid at Halloween parties).  The trees were full of these guys dangling and swaying back and forth in the wind. It’s not a sharp shot but you get the drift.

They were crawling around in the weeds as well. Every year in early March they take over a few of the parks here in the Tampa bay area. Harmless but annoying when they get in your hair.

The inchworms where hanging in the tree that is home to the owls at a local park. Dad was in his usual spot overlooking the big tree.

My first baby owl sighting of the year. He looks a little grumpy, like he just woke up. It was late in the day when I got to the park. The babies were just waking up from a nap and were ready for a snack.

Mom flew up to a branch over the nest.

The babies were watching Mom and one was climbing up the tree trying to get closer to her. Did I say “babies”? There were actually 3 and I eventually got pictures of all of them together but more on those later.

I was sitting at a traffic light on the way home and noticed an inchworm on the inside of my window. He had the nerve to poop on my window and leave a trail. When I got home I got him out and put in on a bush.

2 thoughts on “Spring is here

  1. Hello Dina,

    I just love the cute owlets, what a great looking family of owls. I would the inchworms become food for the birds. Wonderful photos! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

  2. The baby owls are so precious. I would be so happy to see babies! We’ve only seen owls a few times on our hikes. I’ve had a few hitchhikers when I’ve come home from the wild. One time a big horsefly stayed on the outside of the window ALL the way home. I called my hubby and told him to meet me in the driveway with a fly swatter! heehee! Hugs!

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