Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Migration Time

It seems there is something new in our yard every day this time of year.

Today a Rose-breasted Grosbeak made an appearance at our feeders. We'd seen reports on the web of Grosbeaks in our area and were wondering when one would visit.

Our wondering stopped at breakfast. And the bird, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, was still here at dinner time.

These images are of the evening bird. We don't know if it was the same bird or of different individuals, each just passing through. And pass through they do, visiting for a few days and then gone.

Another recent arrival is this Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Unlike the Grosbeak, this bird is here to stay, breeding here in our yard. We've three visiting our feeders at the moment. Last year we have as many as ten at any one time.

I wonder what we'll see tomorrow?

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