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More Spring Arrivers

Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe

Since returning from Chincoteague Island, the birds have been quickly following me northward into the Western New York area. Yesterday while assisting with the stocking of Trout along some of the Steams, I finally heard my first of the year Winter Wren (CHECK) who was singing its beautiful complex song. Later in the evening I observed the American Kestrel (CHECK first of the year) as it was wagging its tail at me! Finally this morning I got my first of the year Eastern Phoebe (CHECK) was proudly yelling fee-bee . . . . fee-bee around the office! (((SMILE))) I just love this time of the year!

Winter Wren
Winter Wren

Yes, I am falling behind in editing all my Chincoteague pictures (sorry this is a fun time of the year with the birds!) . . . . Yesterday I adventured up to Chautaugua Lake area searching for the White Pelicans that were first located the day I was leaving for Virginia. They were observed all weekend but of course as soon as I return they had disappeared. When I do finally locate these birdies, this would become another lifer that I will be adding to my checklist. CHEERS! I am having a great year with adding lifers to my checklist!

American Kestrel
American Kestrel

I promise more to come on my trip to Chincoteague!


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17 responses

  1. Great pictures, as always! And I LOVE this time of year as well. How could you not; right?

    1 April 2009 at 10:13 pm

  2. Great shots Tom, I love this time of the year as well, I have been shooting wildflowers the last two days and the turkeys are gobbling so much it is just fantastic to be out and about again.

    Take care !!

    1 April 2009 at 10:35 pm

  3. I love the chatter outside in the mornings. Little birds are fighting at the feeders and grabbing mouthfuls of grasses. We wait a long time for this time of year!

    2 April 2009 at 2:13 am

  4. My Phoebes are so very loud in the mornings! It’s so funny to hear them literally screaming their fee-bee, fee-bee! Love all the spring visitors!

    2 April 2009 at 6:38 am

  5. Lisa at Greenbow

    Winter Wren arrived?? They are only migrants here. I don’t get to see one every year. They are so sweet.

    2 April 2009 at 7:00 am

  6. Come the Keokuk, IA and see White Pelicans to your hearts content. We observed enormous flocks of them all summer last year due to the floods. Such graceful birds despite their size!

    2 April 2009 at 8:16 am

  7. Our Phoebes still are checking out our front porch–I think they might build a nest there this year. I don’t think I have seen a winter wren–but lots of Carolina Wrens. Lovely photos.

    2 April 2009 at 9:42 am

  8. Andrea

    I just love this time of year. Right now I’d say it’s my favorite…although that seems to change with the seasons!

    2 April 2009 at 12:50 pm

  9. Cute Phoebe, and nice job capturing the WIWR – they’re moderately common here in season, but rarely give much of a look.

    2 April 2009 at 1:15 pm

  10. Ooooooooooh…cool kestrel! I LOVE them! I need to paint one, I think…

    2 April 2009 at 4:13 pm

  11. those winter wrens are so darn cute!
    I hope the white pelicans stay where they’re at in Illinois for a week or so–we got snow predicted for Sunday again! Can you believe it?

    2 April 2009 at 5:13 pm

  12. Phoebe photo was great! And I’d like to pet that wren on his little head!

    2 April 2009 at 9:45 pm

  13. I saw a Winter Wren on one of my frequented trails all winter. I don’t know their pattern of migration at all. There have been many Am Kestrels around in the past month too. They are one of my favourite birds.

    2 April 2009 at 9:57 pm

  14. Marg

    Yay Spring! I love this time of year too πŸ™‚

    3 April 2009 at 7:26 am

  15. I’m still waiting for spring to really kick in here.

    3 April 2009 at 1:38 pm

  16. @ Kelley – Thanks
    @ Bernie – Love seeing the wildflowers! Thanks
    @ Linda – Spring is wonderful time of the year!
    @ Jayne – I read somewhere that the Phoebe sings a different song in the morning than during the day!
    @ Lisa – Love finding my Winter Wrens
    @ Ang – would love to! Thanks
    @ Joan – Hope they do build a nest for you!
    @ Andrea – Spring is always exciting not knowing what you will find next!
    @ Adam – Thanks
    @ Lana – hope you get one to paint!
    @ Ruthie – They are very cute! Snow . . . ugg
    @ Shelley – Thanks and thanks for the package!
    @ Ruth – Thanks and they sure are!
    @ Marty . . . what you waiting for?

    4 April 2009 at 4:16 pm

  17. Beautiful bird pictures. Thanks for sharing. I have a lot of decent pics as well. But basically just ones where I live. But they are just as beautiful to me as other parts of the world are. I love them all. Thanks again.

    18 April 2009 at 11:00 pm

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