Date: 4/22/18 12:07 pm From: Ron Gamble <rongamble...> Subject: [birders] spring bird things........ north of Dexter
In the last 24 hours -
Walking at Hudson Mills yesterday, we heard blackbird sounds not quite typical..checked it out and found a flock of about 30 Rusty Blackbirds in trees in "wet woods" (just like the books say!), not far from the edge of the Huron.
Heading out from our backyard this morning (Mast Rd. north of Dexter) to do some birding before 7 a.m., I look up to note a tight V of dark colored birds heading north and almost overhead.....15 Double Crested Cormorants...a new bird for the Yard Count! That was a "right place, right time" sighting for sure to add that species to our yard list.
While birding, was quiet enough to come upon Wild Turkey in farm field near the edge of some woods, and I got to see the male strutting about, fanning his tail open and closed, open and closed. I know some people have amorous turkey visit their yards even, but this was my first time to see a wild male turkey strutting his stuff.
Also, first singing field sparrows of the year, my first tree swallow from the yard for the year, singing meadowlarks, pair of bluebirds checking out a box - I love this time of year!