The high winds have continued for a second day, but have not deterred the growing bird migration, those species both coming and going. We are fortunate to have birds that come this far south from the arctic in the winter, as well as those that winter in Mexico, South America, etc., and return here staying until fall. The Juncos are now passing through in huge flocks. There were over 100 on the ground when I peeked out while filling the pellet stove. Other arrivals at the feeding station today were Brown Headed Cowbirds, Red Winged Blackbirds, Field Sparrows, Mourning Doves, both a male and female Hairy Woodpecker, Common Grackle, and one Chipping Sparrow. Birds make life richer.
“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”
Ian Anderson-Leader and Founder of Jethro Tull