Alex Palmer's Natural History Notes and Thoughts

Thoughts and reflections on various social and environmental issues, as well as naturalist observations from the great outdoors.

melting away…

The cold and frigid air has passed.  Warmer temperatures will be more common now, and will even go above freezing during the day.  Red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) are now being spotted at people’s bird feeders, and cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) are singing their various songs.  Juncos (Junco hyemalis) and tree sparrows (Spizella arborea) are still commonly seen scrounging around in shrubby areas, indicating that we are still in winter…late winter.

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