The first migrants are arriving

Without a doubt, spring has arrived. Not because the length of daily sunlight is much longer; not because it is warmer; not because we’ve passed the vernal equinox….but, more rhythmically and seasonal, is the arrival of returning migrant birds.

Canada Geese, a kestrel (small falcon) and today, two Dark-eyed juncos..one of which was a beautiful Oregon phase coloration.

I get really excited when I see returning migrants. We’ve turned the corner and whether spring is cool, short, long, or warm and full of sunshine, I feel the season of spring upon us. Returning migrants are somewhat like friends returning after a long separation…and, I love it!

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