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Friday, March 18, 2011

Tree Swallow arrives!

We saw our first Tree Swallow yesterday at Bobolink Farm, our NH home. What a brave bird. There's still ice on the pond and about a foot of snow over most of the ground. When the ice melts, the swallows seem to find insects over the water. Hopefully the ice will melt soon. We also saw our first Song Sparrow today.

Spring is coming and migrants are beginning to flood into the country and make their way north. Get ready to ID them better than you ever have before with with our new field guide.
Photo on right of us signing our new The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America, at the recent Massachusetts Birders Meeting, where we gave a talk. Photo taken by John Harrison


Emma Springfield said...

This tree swallow looks quite well-fed. It is a lovely picture.

Bill S. said...

Congrats of finding the little fellas. Our snow geese came in today. Great sights.

MaineBirder said...

Awesome in-flight capture!