Goldfinches (in droves, at least 50 are in the trees in the mornings)
Blue jays (noisy!)
Pileated woodpeckers (they stay in the woods close by)
In the woods close by we see the pileated woodpecker and crows (also very noisy), and hear the screech owl and sometimes the bog barn owl in the early morning. We also see a red-tailed hawk soaring over, apparently keeping an eye on his territory.
I am sure I've missed someone. The migrating birds will soon be coming through in a crowd and I am hoping the word will get out that we're a nice place to visit.
In honor of the birds, and National Poetry Month, a word or two from Emily Dickinson:
I have a Bird in spring
Which for myself doth sing—
The spring decoys.
And as the summer nears—
And as the Rose appears,
Robin is gone.
Yet do I not repine
Knowing that Bird of mine
Learneth beyond the sea
Melody new for me
And will return.
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