Sunday, March 27, 2016

It's Hard Being Top Bird in These Parts

 
                                                                     Mallard Drake


                                                                   Northern Flicker


                                                            Black-and-White Warbler


                                                                Red-bellied Woodpecker


                                                                  American Robin


                                                             Yellow-rumped Warbler


                                                                   Harris's Sparrow

                                               
                                                      Yellow-rumped Warbler, First Year


                                                                      Blue Jay


                                                              Yellow-rumped Warbler


Ruddy Duck 


                                                              Male Carolina Wren


                                                              Male Northern Cardinal


                                                              Male House Finch


1150-1515 hrs./46-58 degrees F/partly cloudy/18 mph NNW wind gusts


Many birds are making an appearance, as there are lovely tender green shoots for their meals.
It is hard work to shiver and keep warm, so many of these birds must take in a lot of calories.
Males are busy establishing territories, enticing a female that will find him a good choice, and
letting other males know that his territory is taken and he will tolerate no intruders.

Welcome to the world of spring, and may you enjoy it as much as I am.