Yesterday two male cardinals faced off with spring calls. This morning =
chickadees are giving the "phoebe" call. I know we in Bennington are
the Vermont banana belt but what has happened to winter?
Yesterday, robins, starlings and a flicker were working over the
piles, piles of leaves and on the ground under the raspberry bushes - =
Every year I am astonished by how quickly birds respond to the
increasing minutes of light after the Solstice in December. This
morning, here in Arizona, I heard five species of birds in spring
voice. And none of them were cardinals -- nor chickadees, which we
don't have. Hearing the "phoebe" of a chickadee (usually by the 20th
of January) helped me get through a Vermont winter. Spring will come!