Friday, February 15, 2008

Love Is In The Air...Count Those Birds!


I've noticed some subtle (and some not so subtle) changes in the animal/bird behavior in my backyard. Every morning, the first thing I do is take feed out to my platform feeder and check the water in the birdbath. What's that I'm hearing??? Little house finches are starting to make some noises... little chirping sounds that will soon lead up to their beautiful mating calls. There is nothing so beautiful to hear first thing in the morning. The Eurasian Ring Necked Doves are mating, and so are the squirrels (they're the not so subtle ones). And the Flickers are beginning their mating calls. Could it be that Spring is in the air??? Yea... can't come soon enough for me.
To celebrate, I submitted my list to the Great Backyard Bird Count that is now in progress until the 18th.


7 comments:

Dominic said...

Bev - That's a really nice picture. It's sunny today in Colorado Springs so hopefully all the birds will start coming back for summer.

Ashley Ladd said...

I love to hear bird song, too. I love spring.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Spring is so wonderful; love is in the air for sure!

Anonymous said...

I'm all the way across the country in South Carolina, but am experiencing the same thing with the same species of birds. Also have snow birds still here. Can't wait for the goldfinch guys to turn their magnificent shade of yellow!

Connie said...

The very welcome sounds of spring!!

Bev said...

Thanks for all of your comments...they will help encourage Spring along!

Annie in Austin said...

We have some "not so subtle" squirrels chasing each other around the yard right now, Bev - most of the birds are grackles and white-winged doves with bluejays, cardinals, wrens, sparrows, and the occasional mockingbird.

I'm glad to hear spring is coming your way - even if it does mean more squirrels!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose