I couldn't help but chuckle and concur with the comments about the
intrepid, little virtuoso, the house wren. "Ours" is now busy feeding and
the singing and fussing continues throughout the days. I so value this
special treat since these little songsters have been missing from my yard
for a few years.
I think we all can relate to the species that seem to be very site faithful
as we welcome the phoebes, hummers, chipping sparrows, robins, swallows,
etc. back to our yards. But, I think the report about the snipe is truly
remarkable. Site fidelity is more prevelant than we first think -
something that I am also discovering during this VBBA project.
How about the regularity of early morning song? The cardinal starts first
about 5:20 am, with robin, catbird and wren very close behind.
E. Dorset, VT