Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Come Fly with Me

                                                                Female Orchard Oriole

                                                                    Cedar Waxwing

                                                                  Green Heron

                                                                Male Yellow Warbler

                                                                Western Kingbird

Monday, 05-11-15
50-56 degrees/0720-0930/partly cloudy/20 mph wind gusts

Very unsettled weather has been occurring for the past five or six days.  This has brought in a
number of migratory birds, but some will settle in this area.  New studies are being done and it has been postulated that bird irruptions(like the Cedar Waxwing, a boreal forest wintering/ Northern breeding bird) could be predicted on its location for several years.  When there is a lot of rain in an
area like we have had for the past three springs, seed growth is at an all time high.  This will encourage birds to feed here, which is why so many new and interesting birds are in this vicinity.
Another good example, is the fact that the Veery, the Wood Thrush, and the Chestnut-sided Warbler
are in Oklahoma, rare birds.  It will only get better this spring, so it bears waiting to prove this
point.  Keep your binoculars and cameras at the ready, as you'll be in for some exciting surprises.