May Snows

May Snows bring Orioles to oranges and a Green Heron and Solitary Sandpiper to my neighbor’s frog pond.

Our record May snowfall stranded many migrants here in central Iowa.  Among the more interesting drop-ins was this Baltimore Oriole who found our orange in the midst of the snow fall.


The next morning a visit to my neighbor’s pond showed a first-time caller to our neighborhood, a very complacent Green Heron who found a good source of frogs.


The Green Heron was joined at the pond by another first time visitor to our neighborhood, a Solitary Sandpiper.