Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Bridge Birds are Back!

Eastern Phoebe

Millions of migratory birds took advantage of southerly winds on Sunday and Monday. Recent arrivals at Pheasant Branch Conservancy include Fox Sparrows, Purple Finches, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, and Eastern Phoebes. The phoebes build nests under the trail bridges along the creek corridor. In fact, there's usually a phoebe at every bridge, including Parmenter Street and Century Avenue. Very soon, Yellow-rumped Warblers will be back at the conservancy, and then Pine Warblers, then Louisiana Waterthrushes, and then … and then ... everything!

Eastern Phoebe © 2014 Mike McDowell

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