10 Mar 2015 — Migration Update

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!