More signs of Spring

By , March 10, 2013 1:52 pm
Female Cardinal 3/9/13

Female Cardinal 3/9/13

Yesterday we had more snow. In fact we had 3 inches of heavy wet snow that has now become patches of ice in our driveway. Still there are continued signs of Spring. The male Northern Cardinal has started singing. In the past few days we have seen the female along with him. Cardinals here are very skittish so I have to take pictures behind 3 layers of glass. Hence the photos are a bit soft.

4 Red Crossbills at the suet feeder

4 Red Crossbills at the suet feeder 3/10/2013

Horned Lark 3/6/13

Horned Lark 3/6/13

Today Shawnne woke me up to say she thought she saw a Pine Grosbeak in our yard. She was close, it was a Red Crossbill. Neither of us had ever seen one before so it was a treat for us. There were at least four of them and they were among the many Common Redpolls. I have posted one photo of the four at the suet feeder. Again it is a bit soft but it show them clearly.

The Crossbills are just passing through but the Horned Larks we saw last week are going to be resident here. So I have one more photo taken on Wednesday 3/6/13. Doesn’t he have an angry face?

One Response to “More signs of Spring”

  1. Shawnne says:

    Wonderful to see Red Crossbills! This is absolutely the first time we have seen them for sure. Cannot wait for this snow to melt and Spring to really begin, birding especially. We really have Spring fever now! Looks like the weather is going to be dry for the next week. Hopefully, we make snow melting progress and get more Spring birds here.

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