Saturday, March 7, 2009

Harbingers Of Spring

I've just set up a birdbath , and hope it will attract some of the migrants that must be on their way. There were certainly some early migrants to be seen today on the Forest Park Forever Beginner Bird Walk. There were numerous calling red-winged blackbirds, an eastern Phoebe, and several killdeer, along with song sparrows, a red-bellied woodpecker, a yellow-bellied sapsucker, mallards, wood ducks, robins(which sort of belong in the migrants category, but also sort of overwinter), a cooper's hawk, starlings, and common grackles. At home there was a red-winged blackbird, but also a brown-headed cowbird, which also are are supposed to be year round here, but which I don't think I'd seen since last June. Is spring coming to your area? What warbler are you most looking forward to seeing? Post about it!

1 comment:

  1. I've got a bird bath in my backyard that gets alot of use. Mine is heated with a bubbler to discourage mosquito larva.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the warblers too, but no signs yet, it's too early! I'll check back to see what you've seen.

    Loved your woodpecker photos - some great ones in different posts!