Visitors and Volunteers

We still have our usual birds.  Nuthatches both White Breasted and Red Breasted, Chickadees, and Downy Woodpeckers.  The Redpolls are still here off an on..I think many of them have gone north.

Two new visitors:Goldfinch

An American Goldfinch already dressed for summer.

White throated Sparrow

A White-Throated Sparrow..who is supposed to sing but I have not heard him yet.  I think he may just be passing through.  He has a bit of yellow above his eye..like a bit of fancy eye shadow.

Two old friends:

Pair of Downy Woodpeckers

I was lucky one evening and caught a pair of Downy Woodpeckers chasing each other round and round the tree trunk.

It has been a really busy week at the Museum.  I had some wonderful volunteer help; Far Guy, Gravy and his wife Dawn (who is a remarkable woman with organizing skills that won’t end) and Marie a board members wife ( who showed up everyday this week and asked “What can I do?” )  Thanks to them the museum is ready for the Open House today.  I could not have done it without their help.  Four rooms in the museum were totally torn apart and had to be put back together again.  I finally got the extra shelves I wanted in my office/gift shop..It will make my life so much easier.  My office is so much brighter now that it is an off white instead of a navy blue.  The Military Room was baby blue and it is now off white…big difference in that room also.  I will take some “after” photos one of these days..I know I have some “before” photos in my archives.

The Governor or the Lieutenant Governor may show up for coffee at the museum today..we will see.  They were both invited.  We are serving egg coffee and cookies at our open house.  There are supposed to be 10,000 visitors in town this weekend, all the gas stations increased their prices yesterday to $3.79 per gallon..nothing like making everyone feel  welcome:)

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4 Responses to Visitors and Volunteers

  1. Jan - Alexandria says:

    So glad to see the picture of the White Throated sparrow. We had a pair at the feeder yesterday and I had to look them up. Have not seen them before. I think we are a bit out of their range but things change. Fun to have something different here :) I need to clean up and move my feeders around. Squirrels have been hard on them this winter. So happy spring/summer has finally arrived!!! It’s about enough to cause a person to move south to Iowa!

  2. Katrina says:

    I love your nature photos – thank you!

  3. Karen says:

    Can I ask what’s an “egg coffee”?