Winter is over, flowers are blooming and birds are everywhere!!! Ingrid and I love Maine despite the long winters . . . but birding in the winter can get tiresome. There are points where one more raft of ducks makes one want to scream.
The first migrating birds . . . the Red-winged Blackbirds appear in late February . . . followed in the ensuing months by vultures, ospreys and herons. Then May hits and birds are everywhere.
This past week has been a work week for me and Ingrid but we manage to get out for short excursions early in the morning, evenings and even at lunch.
Warblers are everywhere . . . nothing unusual but all the usual suspects have arrived.
A Rose-breasted Grosbeak showed up on our bedroom platform feeder . . . a first time visitor to the house.
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are now regulars at the feeders and the azaleas.
Baltimore Orioles, Least Flycatchers, Double-crested Cormorants and Warbling Vireos have all returned.
And with all the birding we’re doing . . . our year round birds are a lot easier to see.
Love May . . . just love it.