Franklin Countys First News

Spring is near

Did you hear that? (Joe Hall/Farmington)

Doe eyes. (Dennis York)

Deer in Carthage. (Dennis York)

Deer in Weld. (Dennis York)

Snoozing porcupine. (Dennis York)

Pintail Drake. (Dennis York)

These little snowdrop blossoms, protected by the New Sharon Ditzler
Library foundation, have arisen to show that spring is here. (Don Waterhouse)

Not the birds you want to see at your bird feeder! Turkeys, in Wilton. (Jim Knox)

An American Tree Sparrow comes in close for a picture, Wilton. (Jim Knox)

An Immature Northern Shrike takes down a Sparrow! A predatory song bird- they kill more than they need. Such behavior has been characterized as "wanton killing," it stores to eat later. Wilton. (Jim Knox)

A Barred Owl eyes a vole and takes flight for a better look. A Barred Owl's most dangerous predator is the Great Horned Owl. Wilton. (Jim Knox)

The snow and ice is melting at Smalls Falls in Rangeley and there is sun rays in the background. (Jim Dwinal/Farmington)

Bohemian Waxwing enjoying a maple sap icicle. (Ernie Hall/Jay)

Bedded down together on a windy evening (Joe Hall/Farmington)

Cuddled up, but always listening for danger (Joe Hall/Farmington)

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  1. Thank you everyone. All the pictures are fantastic & I love them all. Thank you all.

  2. Well done everyone. I just love the animals.

  3. I never fail to stop by at Smalls Falls for a "visit" when in the area

    Jim Dwinal''s "seasonal lighting" of the "Falls" is really unique, very nice!

  4. Northern shrike - have never seen one. Thanks, Jim. Smalls Falls photo has a painting-like quality. Don, thanks for keeping our Spring hopes alive with the snowdrops.

  5. The snow drop flowers was great a find with all the snow we still have in the area.
    Thanks Don for the photo.