Spring is on the way and you know what that means……….

I looked around today and I still see lots of snow.  And it was quite cold and wintry outside.  But it is March and that means that spring is not far away.  I have already heard from one birder friend that has had a RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD at the feeder.  That is the first one I have heard about in the area.  But I am sure there must be others.  Why not leave a comment on this blog post when you first see one this year.  That is a FOY (first of year) sighting and many birders keep track or make note of their FOY sightings. 

I am looking at putting together a plan for a birding outing in April.  It has been awhile since I have tried this, but I figured, what the heck.  Give it a try again.  It would be in the Grand Bend Ipperwash area.  I have sent out emails to a number of birders in the area to see if there is much interest.

A side note:  SHORT-EARED OWLS are on the move.  They are starting to move around and work their way to their breeding grounds (wherever that is).  So keep your eyes open, especially if you are out and about around dusk, their most active time.  They like fenceposts.  🙂  🙂

And please don’t forget to post your FOY sightings.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Lynn Sanders on March 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Count me in for April if I can make it at all. I may have a couple of friends who are interested as well. And the race is on for blackbird sightings/hearings! Our two cardinal males have been singing and one has suddenly lost his crest. Only the victor singing this morning. Just an avian fight club early skirmish.


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