Posted by: DarkEyedJunc0 | April 2, 2012

Summer’s coming (at least bird-wise)

This year has brought many new “early arrival” records because of the incredibly mild temperatures.

In the bird world, sights and sounds of summer fill the East Coast.

What are the signs that  spring has sprung, and summer is not too far off?

  • Reports of Piping Plover on eBird,
  • sounds of Laughing Gull on the coast,
  • Osprey occupying the pole-top nests they left months ago (in fact, on a recent business trip to MA, I sighted osprey up the coast from the train)
  • Tree Swallows, Purple Martins NRW Swallows  and a few Barn Swallows flitting about,
  • Warbler-maniacs crooking their necks to shatter records.

The Osprey have returned!!! Pictured, One of a pair that live on a cell tower in Eatontown, NJ. The pair returned a couple of weeks ago.

Before you know it, the Least Terns will be seducing their mates with yummy fish treats!

Wishing you good migration!

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