Spring invasion

Endless Seeker

I walked out on my porch in the middle of the day and immediately knew something was different. While we’ve been hearing a few birds singing regularly throughout the spring days – robins, titmice, wrens, house finches – today the woods were filled with what sounded like hundreds of new birds chirping and singing. It was different, incessant, and lovely. A quick look at movement among the new leaves of trees revealed dozens of bright yellow goldfinches feasting on the elm and other tree seeds.

I suspect this was a group migrating north toward summer homes, stopping along the way to feast on the abundance of food in our wild back yard. Lucky us to be witness to such beauty.

The goldfinches weren’t the only species decorating the forest, though. All our usual “porch birds” were still around, including those awesome, brilliant bluebirds I wrote about last week. It…

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