I finally saw a pair of Blue Wing Teals at the state park. Last year the wetland area where I used to see them was so dry that they never came. But this year we are having plenty of rain with our cold spring so here they are again.
I don't often see the Coppers Hawk in the spring. I am not sure where they go, but I suspect they are busy preparing a nest and hooking up with their mate. But, here she is for a brief visit. I was lucky to spot her ... she was just sitting quietly in the tree over my yard. Probably on a lunch break, Ha!
I am always glad to see the Gold Finch back in full bloom. They stay here all winter, but they hang with the sparrows and because of their drab winter colors, they are not so noticeable.
Mr. and Mrs. Red Wing Black Bird are back. The males have been here for almost a month and the females are just showing up. They are sharing the feeder with a female House Sparrow.
Spring is like a Bird Potluck ... every time I look outside I see something different. Soon we will fall back into a routine as the migrating birds will move on and we will be left with our regular residents. I always hope we will get something new ... and once in awhile, we do. Happy WBW, Everyone!