Thursday, March 12, 2009

Around spring coming?

March 11, 2009

Today along Huntmar Drive and Carp Road I observed 2 flocks of Wild Turkeys feeding in the now open fields. There is lots of exposed ground now. Also had a number of small flocks of Canada Geese feeding in the cornfields around Carp. Even though it is somewhat early, geese move quickly as far north as possible if there is an area to feed and open water to roost.

Remember to keep your bird feeders full: even though it feels like spring the weather is unpredictable and early migrants like the Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle or Song Sparrow will enjoy the hand outs! There are still lots of Common Redpoll, Pine Siskin and American Goldfinch in the area.

The Red-winged Blackbird, a harbinger of spring!

Canada Geese don't wait for spring, they move very early some years if conditions appear good, but the weather can change anytime!

Surprisingly Wild Turkeys have done well this winter surviving the cold and deep snow and now are enjoying the open fields.

Good birding,

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