Did this winter of ice and snow cause an unusually high number of waterbirds to die? Based on the number of reports of large numbers of carcasses on...
My guess is that most of us are ready for something warmer, although if we can’t have that, at least the spring migrants are starting to show up.
On March 15, Luanne Johnson won the award for hearing the first red-winged blackbirds singing in a marsh.
It is finally getting a bit warmer, but since there is still snow on the ground, we need more signs of spring. This news about kestrels may help.
We have heard the increased volume of birds singing, especially in the mornings. These early vocalists include black-capped chickadees.
A recurring theme this week is that cold weather, wind, snow and ice make birds show up in some unexpected places and do unexpected things.
Keep your eyes glued to the sky for a glimpse of these species common to our shores.
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