People have always made the assumption that clouds signify storms. Yet, this photo describes that both the sun and the clouds work together to create an elegant scene... without ruining the day with thunder and lightning.
The Chipping Sparrow is known as a residential species of bird here in Maine. One that I both enjoy seeing and love.
During the winter, they tend to be a bit less active. That being said, in the summer, they're often chipping away.
With a nest in the cattails growing by the perimeter of the pond, the female Red Winged Blackbird searches seed out for their young. The male will hang close by to make sure nobody's near her or the nest.
The Mallards are graceful birds that tend to enjoy swimming or hunting for fish in ponds and swamps. They're summer residents that are always welcomed here! Especially since they've been known as a sign of spring.