Sunday, March 13, 2016

Spring is Around the Corner

Sunday March 13th

Painted Bunting

Recently visited a friends' feeders and noted that the Indigo Buntings and Goldfinches are molting into their summer colors. 

Soon.these fellas will  be heading north along with the Yellow-rumped Warblers, Blue-headed Vireos, Belted Kingfishers and American Kestrels. 

But we'll also soon be enjoying the arrivals of colorful warblers, grosbeaks, swallows, tanagers, orioles, vireos and more.  If the winds are favorable for them, most will fly past us. Otherwise we will have the opportunity to observe these neo-tropical sojourners as they rest and feed. Some will make beautiful Southwest Florida their summer retreat, while the rest attempt to speed north as quickly as possible,to their favorite nesting territories 
Indigo Bunting

American Goldfinches
This Cooper's Hawk is a resident in my neighborhood
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Carolina Wren
Eastern Phoebe

Red-headed Woodpecker


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