It was warm and pleasant this morning making the early morning walk really enjoyable. Along the way a Golden Crown Sparrow landed for several seconds on the old fence post nearby me. It didn’t have time to sing it’s cheery notes since it was more concerned about my movements. But I was able to study its details for a while before it was in flight again for its busy activity of attracting a spring mate.
I loved the whole scene of the fence post where the sparrow landed upon; it was covered with fresh long vines of stark white blackberry blossoms and new spring leaves…just a mass of berry vines among tall shoots of dry grass from last years crop in the field. By June, if the berries have been pollenated, the vines will be covered with those wild tasting delicately small blackberries. Oh, yum!