15 May 2009

Aww...the birds of spring

Every year the excitement of the spring arrivals
in the wildhood never gets old.

The rose-breasted grosbeak is one of these
most colorful visitors
to the feeder in early May
that always delights us.

Grosbeaks spend winter in Mexico, Central and South America
and migrate to nest here in Minnesota.

The aptly named indigo buntings are another migrant
from the neotropics

that arrive here in early May to nest.

One of my favorite photos from last year has a local
goldfinch not too pleased with the new finch in town.

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