Sunday, April 26, 2009

Much Needed Rain Gets in the Way of Birding

Family obligations kept me out of the field on Saturday and heavy off and on rain did the same on Sunday. Birds have been pretty quiet today due to the weather but I still have a pair of Pine Siskins coming to my feeders and I suspect they may be nesting in some nearby pines.

Folks south of here are reporting the appearance of many new first of year birds including early warblers, grosbeaks and hummingbirds. Once this rain passes those birds should be heading my way.

Fun little bird quiz from the Illinois Ornithological Society. It won't be long before we're in the field trying to figure out all those LBJs (little brown jobs).

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