Check out the tidbit of news I got from the right side bar to my blog. Under the Yahoo Bird News Section.
Some of the news tidbits that are making me smile right about now.
"On the evening of February 15, American woodcocks were engaging on their unique flight displays just at dusk in several overgrown fields. "
"Also arriving is another hardy blackbird - the common grackle. These large, iridescent, long-tailed birds seem to be returning north earlier every year. Red-winged blackbirds used to show up a couple of weeks before grackles, but for the past five years the arrival dates back on the Vineyard for the two species have almost coincided. A small number of this species also spent the winter, but again several flocks have been seen and birds showing up at locations where they were not seen all winter indicate that these are migrants."
I am hoping that means I will see some red winged blackbirds this weekend.