Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sign of Spring

The return of the red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is a reliable sign of Spring in Kalamazoo. After wintering in the south, the males fly hundreds of miles to claim their breeding territory. I often hear their calls before I see them. The females return later.

Richard Brewer has an interesting post on Signs of Spring in southwest Michigan.

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