Thursday, March 30, 2006

Many Happy Returns: Migrants come back

There is a short report this a.m. after all, as this is a good place to start recording who we see and when. (I keep putting records in notebooks then losing track of them!)

Yesterday, a white-crowned sparrow. He was here a few days ago too. Seems to be only the one so far, though we never see them in large quantities.

Have to dig out the hummingbird feeders this weekend. One year, a hummer showed up unexpectedly--in an April snowstorm, hovering exactly where a feeder had hung the year before. Better to be prepared.

And, one unhappy return, a dead hawk on a roadside yesterday. I'm pretty sure it was a Swainson's. What a shame to have such a sad first sighting.

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