Monday, April 15, 2013

The Last Snowbird

Over the weekend I spent some time puttering in and enjoying the yard--and watching some bird activity.  I'm seeing what I would call the intermigratory lull: winter birds gone, summer birds not here yet.  Except that there are two winter birds in sight.  One is the White Throated Sparrow which is always the last out.  The other: a junco!  This lone "snowbird" hopped about, poking at seeds and invertebrates.  And it was quite alone: I saw no others.  It may be this is the very last junco of the 2012-13 season here, and it is a straggler late out for the mountains.  But it is certain it will be gone during the week---or so I assume.  What a warm weather surprise!

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