Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Signs of Nature

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I shot this image of a male western bluebird at the Red Rock State Park near Sedona, Arizona. He seemed to know where the good habitat was. And speaking of habitat...

After a couple of weeks of festival travel, speaking, performing, and guiding, I'm looking forward to a spell at home and this birdy time of year. For the first time in at least a decade I'll be home for a large chunk of spring migration, and I'm looking forward to it. If this morning was any indication, we're in for a late rush of migrants. I had 55 species on the farm in just under three hours, and that was all within hearing distance from the house.

Now I'm in town at work at Bird Watcher's Digest and there is a different set of birds here, so by the end of the day (despite work and other "distractions") I should easily pass 70 species.

I think I feel a big day coming on...

Wishing you a beautiful and birdy spring.


On May 5, 2010 at 8:36 PM Julie Zickefoose said...

There's no one with whom I'd rather ring in the spring. And that's the truth.