As spring’s advance stopped and restarted the local and migrating birdies disappeared and reappeared. Here are some samples of what they were doing.
Ring Billed Gulls doing a soft shoe on the ice:
… and putting on an airshow:
… with their well-fed friend doing the fly-by finale in the evening light:
Robin Red Breast implores photographer to cut back on the snow. “Enough!” he says…….
While a pair of Starlings chuckle from their high wire act:
and this song sparrow sings its heart out …
and this tree sparrow scrabbles on a rare bit of ground for seeds …
and this Purple Finch or House Finch surveys the scene:
One local person believes that he has seen an Evening Grosbeak (“a great big goldfinch”) and Mary Holland reports that they are up to New England now. We’ve seen a couple of small flocks of Sandhills flying around and a pair was seen on Belanger’s fields this spring. So the spring migration is well underway.