Thursday, February 28, 2008

Second sign of spring

Territorial calls from the mourning doves before sunrise this morning.

No more signs of the chickadee, even though I did fill the feeder. We got more snow so no snowdrops yet.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

First signs of spring

Today: the season's first territorial calls from the cardinals. Hooray!

Yesterday: the first chickadee I've seen in the neighborhood since around 2001 (if my notes are correct). The West Nile outbreak hit them and the crows particularly hard, but the crows rebounded with a vengeance. I'm so happy to see a chickadee again after all this time.
The solid ice that covers our yard is slowly melting. I hope to see snowdrops as soon as it's gone.