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The Early Bird

March 28th, 2016

It’s like the robins know when spring officially arrived, on the first day of spring I saw a few robins in the apple tree out front. Later in the week there were flocks of hundreds.
robins in spring 1
They are everywhere, scratching in the leaf litter, eating worms, doing what birds love to do.
robins in spring 2
When we lived in Ohio we’d see robins here and there, even throughout the winter. Here they leave and then come back in droves. It’s quite an amazing things. I’ve been noticing the birds, more and more of them each week. I hear them singing now when I’m outside, it’s a beautiful thing, birdsong, music to my ears. Spring has sprung!

What birds are harbingers of spring in your garden?

One Comment to “The Early Bird”
  1. Whit on April 3, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Robins. We don’t usually see a lot of them til berry season. Hrumph.

    Our spring starts right after the Indian plum blooms: hummingbirds, starlings, and swallows return. We have a swallow nest right above our living room window, so we feel blessed to watch them return, make a family, and the little ones learn to fly and hunt bugs right outside our window. It’s lovely hearing the babies chirp for food once they’ve hatched. Bald eagles visit each day too, browsing from the chicken buffet, for a little something to take home to the wife and the kids. I’ll be glad when the fish return to the rivers in a couple months.

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