Saturday, March 14, 2009


The springtime birds have arrived. Robins, House Finches and Red-Winged Blackbirds have come to chase old man winter away. =)

The Robins are the first to arrive here. I usually see them the first week of March. Red-Winged Blackbirds, to me are the true heralds of spring. They arrive a few days before the vernal equinox. This year, they are early. I heard them last Monday. It's always a thrill for me when I hear that familiar "oak-a-lee!" call followed by the burr.

I heard my first House Finch of the year this morning. Maybe winter really is on the run. =)

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