The Juncos are singing, along with Chipping Sparrows. Makes one think they are hearing Pine Warblers. They are back, but I just don't see many of them around the east side where I bird.
Fox Sparrows have been numerous on the north side of East Fork. I love to hear them sing.
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers are all over everywhere as they slowly creep northward.
Brown Thrashers are back in force, meaning it is officially Spring despite the snow on the ground. Love this bird.
Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers are everywhere, they seem to have just went from none to everywhere. I always enjoy having them back.
Yellow-throated Warblers are back in force.
Pine Warblers are around, I went to Shawnee State Forest, where they are a little more easier to get. Many think of them as a drab warbler, but they are nice to look at me thinks.
Northern Parulas are back, but not quite in numbers yet.
While at Shawnee State Forest (Southern Ohio), Black and white Warblers were back in force this past weekend. I love this warbler. I still remember seeing this bird in my grandparents yard when I was a kid and not knowing what it was. I remember looking in books after books till I finally found out what it was.
As the snow slowly melts away to reveal the greened up look of the landscape, I can only look foward to the warmer temps later in the week. The changeover of the seasons seems to be going slow, but eventually it will be over. Make sure you get out there to see the warblers trickling back!Tweet