Sunday, April 29, 2007

Birds, birds, birds!

Spring heralds many returning migrants:

We've had a male Rose-Breasted Grosbeak come to our feeder for a few days now, but today, there were 2 (count 'em!) males as well as a female!

Other birds of note: Baltimore Orioles (yup, we're now back to Baltimore after many years of switching to Northern...ds#1 can tell you more about the speciation, but I don't keep up with it myself), White-Crowned Sparrows, Eastern Bluebirds, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Meadowlark, Red-Winged Blackbirds, and Chipping Sparrows.

Heard but not yet seen: Prairie Warbler, Yellow-Breasted Chat.

**breaking news: as of this evening, we had seen a total of 6 male Grosbeaks at our house!

"To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge." ~ Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)