Looking for the Little Yellow Jobs

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By Dave Coulter

Rough Edges

The abnormally warm March that got the trees and flowers off to a fast start didn't seem to have quite the same effect on the spring bird migration.  I have been keeping an eye on the IBET website for advance warnings on sightings.  Not so many neo-trops just yet, but there were reports of Yellow Rumped Warblers and Kinglets in the vicinity this week. So, keep looking up - more of the winged jewels should be in the treetops soon.  This excellent short video - Birding Warblers - prepared by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology should help get you in the mood.

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John Hubbuch from Oak Park  

Posted: April 16th, 2012 7:26 AM

Lily and I will remain vigilant.

Dave Coulter  

Posted: April 10th, 2012 6:28 AM

I think that the ducks and other waterfowl are moving around pretty normally. Along with mallards lately I've seen grebes and loons. You're not an idiot - this spring has got everyone scratching their heads! It looks like May, but we're still in early April. Keep looking around...more of the migrating birds should be coming through soon! :)

John Hubbuch from Oak Park  

Posted: April 9th, 2012 3:49 PM

Exactly my observations on the birds. I promised my grand daughter Lily that we would go to Columbus to feed the returning ducks, but so far--nothing! I'm not much of a nature observer, but if they leave in the fall, they have to come back in the spring. Right? I hope so, or Lily is going to think her papa is an idiot! I need your help on this one.

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