April 3, 2011 – keep an eye out for spring migrants

Attention all of you interested in birds and birding.  It is that time of year for keeping an eye open for early spring migrants.  YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS are beginning to show up.  They are another early spring migrant.  Also, watch for EASTERN MEADOWLARK, especially if you have occasion to drive along country roads.  And some birds are already nesting or making preparations for nesting.  Owls and Hawks are nesting right now.  And others, such as BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES and NORTHERN CARDINAL are in the process of nest-building.

Great time of year to be looking around and paying close to close attention to the bird life you encounter.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Right, I forgot, there were at least 6 Bonaparte’s. 🙂 I will add those to me eBird submission. And also a couple American Coots – which were the highlight until I saw the Horned Grebes.


  2. Today was a great day for waterfowl at the Strathroy Sewage Lagoons. Here is my list:

    Horned Grebe
    Northern Shoveler
    Blue-winged Teal
    Ring-necked Duck
    Hooded Merganser
    Canada Goose

    Has anyone else seen a Horned Grebe – I was 100% surle at the time.


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