Monday, February 25, 2013

Phenology: Northbound Birds

Although it was a frosty night, on the way to the computer center I recognized three birds that were probably migrating north: a Cedar Waxwing, an American Robin, and a Kingfisher. All are fairly common in our part of the world, but this is the first time I've noticed any of the three in the field where I saw them this morning.

Here are the Cornell links (scroll down for more photos, click for sound recordings):

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Cedar_Waxwing/id

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Robin/id

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/belted_kingfisher/id

Four large clumps of crocuses are all that's actually bloomed at the Cat Sanctuary so far, but iris and daffodil shoots are starting to show.