Meadow Mueller 07/2003 - 04/2015

Meadow Mueller 07/2003 - 04/2015

March 10, 2010

Spring is here... even if the calendar says otherwise

Good news friends... Spring is here! Sure the calendar says it arrives on March 21st; but I say it's here now.

On Sunday March 7, 2010 I saw my first returning Red Winged Blackbirds at the Humber Arboretum. I was thrilled at the sounds of two males when I got out of the car.

A short bit later I spotted one to my delight.

On Tuesday March 9, 2010 I saw my first returning Common Grackles at Lambton Woods which is minutes from my home. A lot of people aren't keen on these birds but I enjoy them. I guess since I don't get masses of them until fall migration, I don't mind. I love their piercing yellow eyes, the blue/green colors of their heads and the jet black bodies.

If there is one bird in the area that I can see a resemblance to the dinosaur, it is the Grackle.

Anyways, sorry for the short bit... but I did need to share this bit of great news for those tired of the winter season (even though it wasn't a bad winter).


Amanda and Brian said...

nice shot of the red winged b-bird!!!


Jo-Anne said...

Rob ... nice sightings. It's the "official" start of Spring when a male RWBB at Lake A. pecks the back of my head! (haha) Haven't seen any out here yet but should be any day now! :D

Angie in TO said...

Summer is surely just around the corner now!!

Angie in TO said...

Oh, and for the record...I spotted the Grackles for you...just sayin. :)

Teena in Toronto said...

Despite the rain today, I'm loving the warmer temperatures.