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.