Sunday, March 18, 2018

Spring and Winter Birds Are Melding

Feb. and March 2018

The winter has been somewhat slow, and not all photos could make it into the blog.  Here is a representation of a few things.  Spring migrants have been coming in and dribs and drabs, like the Great-tailed and Common Grackles, Red-winged Blackbirds (the adults and juveniles were both seen today, Killdeer, and both the Neotropic and Double-crested Cormorants.

Most of the adult double-crested are heading north in order to breed, but the weather might not be quite to their liking.  The northern hemisphere in general has not had the best conditions, but here in the southern states, we are more than ready for what is here and what is coming.

Much of what we're expecting is already in Texas, so it won't be more than a few weeks that more birds will be here.

Populations have increased from our own woods, and this weekend was quite good birding.

Secrets of the American Robin

031818 SNP Edition, Life at Boomer Lake

A Simple Nest Can Be Quite Diverse (and Elaborate!)

Bowerbirds are known for structures that are tailor made and most welcoming, as well as very unusual, until the next female shows up.