Archive for March 15th, 2014


When I went out this morning, I heard a quiet chuck that caused me to search the branches, high up in the trees along the drive. And there he was, the first Red-winged Blackbird of spring.

It wasn’t a very satisfactory sighting. He was all alone, and wasn’t oak-a-leeing yet, but nevertheless, I have duly recorded him as our first returnee for 2014, and he was a welcome sight. Hopefully, spring weather won’t be far behind. Here are my First RWB dates for previous years:

2013: March 10th
2012: March 3rd
2011: March 10th
2010: March 10th
2009: March 7th


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