Friday, March 28, 2008

Spring Arrivals


Four Red-winged Blackbirds arrived yesterday and one Robin this morning; both species were seen in our feeder area today!
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Also at our feeders this morning are: Pine Grosbeaks, a few Common Redpolls, four or five Juncos, both a Downy and a Hairy Woodpecker, lots of Blue Jays, at least twenty or more Grackles, one male Northern Cardinal, Black-capped Chickadees, European Starlings and several Mourning Doves. The species count at our feeders today is at 13. The last few days a Raccoon has been dropping by during the afternoons for a leisurely snack of sunflower seeds and the squirrels, both a Grey and a Red, are also about today. The White-tailed Deer will come by during the evening or sometime overnight and finish eating whatever sunflower seeds are left on the flat faced feeders.

7 comments:

Mary said...

Good for you! I know you are happy to see winter leaving.

Daniel Spurgeon said...

I love the real time update of Spring arriving in Canada. Spring is beginning to come in full force here in Bama. I posted some Spring time photos to http://10spurgeons.blogspot.com yesterday just for my Canadian friend! :)

oldcrow61 said...

Awwww, lovely aren't they. Spring is on the way.

me and my camera said...

mary:
The leaving of the old is often
the beginning of the new and changes are so welcome at this time of year.

daniel:
Your spring photos are lovely. If you would like to compare river conditions you might enjoy looking at my river ice photos at:
http://varyingseasons.blogspot.com/

old crow:
When the Robin dropped by this morning I thought to myself;
"ah ha.. so you`re finally here!" They are always wonderful to see in the spring.

Sandpiper said...

Oh yayyyyyyy! Spring is definitely making its entry. Beautiful pictures.

me and my camera said...

sandpiper:
There's nothing like it to "cheer up" your day, than seeing a Robin perched on a branch by your window singing its "cheer up, cheer up" song.

Texas Travelers said...

Nice Robin Redbreast. Also enjoyed the bird post.