Passerines -

Winter is all down hill now!

Wintering American Goldfinches, March 3, 2014, southern Maine, 14 degrees Fahrenheit. These birds are nearing the end of a long, merciless winter and some of these American Goldfinches did not make it. But I believe that most did, and all those remaining will make it now.

Here, last week, the Northern Cardinals began singing as they sunbathed in the sunrises because temps are higher now. Yes, today it is back to cold, but the average temps are now a lot higher than they have been this Winter….it's March! And within the next two weeks the Mourning Doves will begin their Spring calling for mates.