Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spring approaches

The middle of March finds spring finally starting to show itself. The snow continues to melt and the temperatures get above freezing most days with some days getting out of the 40's. Some areas have become free of snow while others still have feet of snow in them. New birds have started to arrive including Turkey Vultures, Red winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles as well as the beginnings of the large groups of migrating waterfowl. The birds that remained for the winter have started singing more and more. The first Tree Swallows and Eastern Phoebes cannot be too far away.

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