Image - Spring Is Here!

March 20, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

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Black-Capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus,

arrives and startles an American Goldfinch, Spinus tristis. 

 

Spring Is Finally Here!

After surviving the long snowy winter, birds are starting to show their signs of spring! The color, on the males typically, start to get brighter. The song that birds sing just sound cheerier and more like spring. Their behavior clearly seems to be more like a nice spring day!

 We see the brilliant yellow of many of the local goldfinches, the bright blues of jays and flaming reds of cardinals and tanagers can't help but catch our eyes. They're showing their spring colors, not just for us, but to catch the attention of their female friends as well.

Nesting birds are gathering their straw, and bits of string and grass, to make their nests. Song birds are chirping louder, and a different tune. The males often are now competing for a date, with the females. Aggressive, for birds, anyway, behavior is seen. 

Photo Available Here:  http://www.bluefinstudios.com/p974908608/h256487c7

Spring is here, indeed!


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