A big find for both of us ( a life list bird for me, and a new phase for Kim) was this Indigo Bunting passing through a
|A Red Eyed Vireo calls from a branch in a newly leafed out Choke Cherry ( Prunus virginiana).|
Sure, I could do a post on what is happening on the ground this week in our forests, but who wants to see another photo of a pink ladyslipper....so today, I got up at the crack of dawn, and went birdwatching. There may be no better time to go birding in the Eastern deciduous forest than in May, just as the new foliage is opening with a green so bright, it can seen almost un-natural. Each week in May brings new migrating song bird species to the forests and meadows here in the Eastern US, and as my guide and neighbor Kim Allen explained ( who is also a fellow blogger ), some decide to stay and mate, raising their brood in territories defined roughly by habitate and food sources, or, they simply stop and rest, on an even longer journey north, into Canada to breed.
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