New bird species that appeared this week included:
Little Gull, Great Egret, American Bittern, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Brown Creeper, Cliff Swallow, both Blue-winged and Green-winged Teal, Eastern Meadowlark, Hermit Thrush, House Wren, and the first wave of warblers~~Black-throated Green, Nashville, Palm, and Pine.
Wild Flowers Blooming now are:
In wilder places in Erie and Crawford counties dozens of other flowers bloomed, including Harbinger of Spring, Hairy Bittercress, Persian Speedwell, Bloodroot, Yellow Dog-tooth Violet, Red Trillium, Blue Cohosh, Spring Cress, Golden Saxifrage, Plantain-leaved sedge, Squirrel Corn, Dutchman’s Breeches, and Cut-leaf Toothwort.
I'm running a bit late with the report due to the Easter Holiday and personal family time. I do hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! I sure did.
If you have seen anything new this week let me know and photos are always welcome.
Besides the birds shown above others report:
And for those who try to keep track of wildflowers blooming now
Red maple, hepatica, violets, dandelion, mouse-eared chickweed, lesser celandine, marsh marigold, dead nettle and trout lilies.
I want to thank everyone who is sending me bird reports while Jerry is away. You are terrific! thanks.
Take note below Linda reports a Male Baltimore Oriole so get your feeders cleaned and ready.
If you have anything to report just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reported by Kristin Sanderson
April 6th, at Presque Isle
And thanks also to Jerry's wife Linda for sending the following.
Happy spring! April is becoming a busy month of migration, courtship, and blooming.
Eastern spotted salamanders in vernal ponds.
Spring peepers, wood frogs, and bullfrogs calling in marshes and ponds.
Woodcock courtship, an extravagant aerial song and dance, in low wet places at dusk.
The first wildflowers have bloomed: coltsfoot, spring beauty, Pennsylvania bittercress and Skunk cabbage.
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