I heard my first signs of spring. What birds were calling in the cold?
(cardinal and “fee bee” call of the chickadee)
Mid March – Vole tunnels in the grass as the snow melts.
Pussy Willows in the marsh
The fluted song of a male Robin is in all our neighborhoods.
First chipmunk scurrying around.
The sweet song of a bluebird was a welcome sound.
A male Redwing calling “Oka-lee” in the marsh.
Late March First wood ducks make an alarm call as they fly away.
Signs of spring to be looking for in the future
First week of April
Vultures circling on their northerly migration
Chorus Frogs and Wood Frogs
In this recording, you will hear the cricket-like sound of the chorus frogs and and also the “clucking” of the wood frog.
First wood ducks make an alarm call as they fly away.
Early Spring butterflies that over- wintered behind the bark of trees.
April 13 – First Wild Leek – A blessing to see something green emerging from the earth.
April 20th Northern Flicker Calling
April 24 First painted turtle
I hope that soon I will hear the call of the of the American Toad.