I also will have to correct my observation from a couple posts ago that the Ospreys had adopted their new platform built for them by the power company. Instead, they have built their nest on top of one of the new very tall poles. I guess the shorter one just wasn't to their liking! They did put a few sticks on the new platform, but in the end have built an elaborate nest back at a higher level. See pics below.
There are a few bird pics below, but the lure of new tree growth sidetracked me into doing some photos that I don't normally do--pictures of new tree growth. These new buds and leaves are quite striking and are in so many color shades and textures that I was captured and couldn't leave them alone. I hope they bring you a little taste of the new life coming--better yet, get out there and see for yourself!!