Spring Migration-Many Happy Returns

It’s the time of year birders await with eager anticipation.  How will spring migration be this year?  The songbird migration of 2009 kicked off in early April with very good numbers of Clay-colored Sparrows moving through along with Chipping Sparrows.  Indigo, Lazuli and Painted Buntings have all been seen at Cedar Gap Farm.  Now will the warblers make a good showing?  If not, we still have a number of beauties, such as Blue Grosbeak, to enjoy.  So get out there and see what’s moving through!  Some are just passing by, so some are staying to enjoy for the rest of the spring and summer.

Male photographed near Cedar Gap Farm, 4/24