Sunday, May 2, 2010

Nature Notes

These past few days, we have had periodic Rain and Wind as Fronts have moved through. We always wonder what Migratory Birds "will drop" into the Farm at this season as the Birds tend to ride these Fronts. This little practice maximizes their Energy for their long Flights. This is what we observed:

May 1: House Wren (coming from Wintering Grounds in: Southern U.S.), Rose Breasted Grosbeak (Central and South America), Barn Swallow (Argentina)
May 2: Indigo Bunting (South America), Great Crested Flycatcher (South America), Ruby Throated Hummingbird (Yucatan)

On the 1st day at the Farm, the Indigo Bunting sat on a Fencepost on the perimeter of the Garden which is the same place as last year. Is it the same Bird? Richard says it could well be. Last year, we thoroughly enjoyed the company of the Indigo Bunting as we worked in the Garden.

All 6 Species are among our Summer Nesters. So they will be our Companions right here on the Farm during the Growing Season ahead.

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