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Spring Birds ~ Welcome Back to the Midwest!!

Last Friday was the first day of Spring and my first Robin sighting! Contrary to popular belief, they don’t all migrate to warm weather. Many stay and roost in trees, making it more difficult to spot them. Of course, right after the 60F/15C weekend Mother Nature gave us, Jack Frost had the last laugh on Monday when he delivered 5″ inches of snow! I got to tell my boss “I told you so”, after he had taken off all the plows on the trucks.


This was also my first sighting of MR. Red-Bellied Woodpecker. I’m sure Miss is happy to see someone that looks like her!


Mr. Downy Woodpecker has been around for awhile. He and his lady take turns at the suet.

Here’s a nice photo of everyone playing nice at the feeder! Mr. Mourning Dove, Mr. White-Crowned Sparrow and of course, Mr. Cardinal.


Suet for everyone!! I’m not sure who’s who with the three doves, however one is a lady and the other two are suitors.


Mr. House Sparrow and Morning Dove. Two Yellow Finches start to get their YELLOW on!


The White-Breasted Nuthatch, my favorite. The hardest working bird around, IMO. The Starlings also love the suet. I’ve got to tap on the window to scare them away. If it gets out there’s suet here, all I’ll have is Starlings!


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