Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Suddenly Spring

All of a sudden, it feels like spring. I looked out the window and saw the first Robin this morning, and a few minutes later, I saw the first Goldfinches feeding at the feeder. (I don't know if they migrate here, but I haven't seen them all winter, and I've fed, and I'm pretty sure what birds I've been seeing on the feeders this winter, and I don't think I'd be confused by them, even in winter plumage.) The goldfinches aren't in their breeding plumage yet, I think, or maybe I saw three females and no males?

Birds this winter:

Blue Jay
American Crow

Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

White-Breasted Nuthatch

Dark-Eyed Junco

Tufted Titmouse
Black-Capped Chickadee


House Sparrow


  1. It's so funny you say that. I walked out of my house this morning and realized that, even though there's still snow on the ground, it smells like spring. Well, now I have independent corroboration that it's not just me!

  2. Anonymous4:35 PM

    The friggin Canada geese are honkin up my pond.