|A nice Eastern Bluebird that spent a few sunny moments on my front porch|
Here's a link to a more detailed update of Backyard Big Year March 2015 highlights. I added 20 new birds to the year list, including 5 new to my overall yard list. My review post also has links to some cool audio recordings of American Woodcock from my yard--these guys call and display in my yard most mornings and some evenings during late March.
Meanwhile, here are some photo highlights from the month.
|Not always welcome at feeders, where they clear out a lot of seed in a hurry, the migrant flocks of grackles and blackbirds are at least a welcome sign of spring in an otherwise bleak snowy early March!|
|Forget robins, migrant Red-winged Blackbirds are a more sure sign of spring in Central New Jersey.|
|Frequently seen soaring over my yard or in the neighborhood, this was the first photo I was able to get of a Red-tailed Hawk this year--an adult sitting in my side yard for a few minutes while being harassed by local crows.|
|A welcome addition to my yard list--a Common Redpoll! On my Backyard Big Year blog you can read how I lured it into the yard during a snowstorm with recordings of a feeding redpoll flock.|