Friday, February 17, 2012

A sign of spring


Taradharma said...

are they arriving early due to the mild weather or are they right on schedule?

am said...

Good question. I'm not sure. Some years I pay more attention than other years. They might be around for awhile before I notice them.

My log shows that I first noticed Wood Duck pairs on February 7th last year.

On the other hand, the map on the Wood Duck page on www.allaboutbirds says they are here year-round. That page says they pair up in January.

My log shows the Wood Duck ducklings showing up in May consistently.

I usually notice the Canada Geese before the Wood Ducks because the Canada Geese make a commotion with their arrival. The Canada Geese arrive at Scudder Pond in the early days of February. Their arrival has been consistent over the years.

Anonymous said...

Lucky you! Our wood ducks haven't arrived yet. We probably won't see them until some time in March. Such beautiful birds.

Anonymous said...

How funny... I just looked out the window toward the pond and saw our first Wood Ducks of the season. Wow! Spring!

Anonymous said...

paying attention is such a fine thing. thanks. kjm