Signs of Spring at the Feeders

It’s a little colder than usual after a fairly mild winter but the birds don’t go by the temperatures. It’s the longer days that trigger mating, migration and changes in plumage. And I can see such sure signs of spring right outside my window. This is an American Goldfinch that has nearly finished changing fromContinue reading “Signs of Spring at the Feeders”

Summer Residents – Tree Swallow

I am starting to see a few of the birds that reside here in the summer returning from their winter “vacations”. One early returnee is the Tree Swallow. They arrive fairly early, which is odd since they are primarily insectivores. But they are also able to dine on fruit and seeds so they can makeContinue reading “Summer Residents – Tree Swallow”