Monday, April 30, 2012
I was on a walk today with the dogs and took notice of a few new arrivals. Actually I heard a house wren before I went for a walk, as I was working in the shop this morning. There is usually a nesting pair in the little patch of woods in our alley. On the walk I heard a chipping sparrow in the distance. I heard more that one during the walk but not very many. This must be the first few of the year. I also saw and heard some brown headed cowbirds. There was a song that I was hearing in the distance that I just wasn't able to put my finger on. I was thinking it was a cardinal at first but then moved on to thinking catbird or brown thrasher. Thrashers have been reported in Duluth already so that would be a reasonable guess. I'm thinking its still a little bit early for catbirds. I've been asked again to be a leader at Boulder Birding Big Day in a couple of weeks so I best be getting out and doing some bird watching to refresh my memory on songs and keep track of the new arrivals.