Andy Williams, Edward Pola and George Wyle just weren’t birders.
This, right now, coming out from the winter gloom and into a promise of full on returns — this is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Well, OK, everybody gets their pick, but this is mine. I just love Spring and the arrival of our migrant birds, the emergence of the Dragonflies, Butterflies, and Spring Wildflowers. Mourning Cloaks, Grass Widows, Desert Parsley, Forktails — it is all happening NOW.
Barn Swallows, Ospreys, Sora, Swainson’s Hawks — they are all in the pipeline, and vanguards are being reported. RC Kinglets have been singing for a while now. Same with White-crowned Sparrows. Bushtits are pairing up and the roving flocks of 20-30 birds are dissipating. It doesn’t get much better than this!