This is a collection of April’s images, each of which lacked a posting of its own.
A Tree Swallow couple prepares to do housekeeping.
The Northern Pintail is most often seen in the spring and fall as it migrates past us.
Turkey Vultures arrived from the south in March and stay until early October.
Painted Turtles emerge from hibernation and bask on a loafing log.
A Red-tailed Hawk flies by.
The Columbian Ground Squirrel is finally out of hibernation and looking around.
New life arrives late in the month.
White-crowned Sparrows arrived at the end of April. A few breed here, but most head north.
As the ground thaws, a mastodon carcass emerges from the permafrost — or maybe not.