a couple of birds have shown up…hopefully more this week

Spring is slow to come here in southern New England this year. Cool & rainy so far. The birds I saw in North Carolina two weeks ago haven’t made it here yet. But some are trickling in now – of course this turkey is resident, but he’s got his springtime stuff to strut now…

turkey rear view

 

turkey side

 

turkey

The day we saw the turkey we also spotted some newly-arrived purple martins. Soaking wet.

wet purple martins

Then yesterday at home, the sun came out briefly. As I was puttering around the yard, I heard, then found this northern Baltimore oriole. (I didn’t realize it was back to being the Baltimore oriole. Nothing to do with the city, https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Baltimore_Oriole/lifehistory ) Anyway, fresh back from Central America, it’s always a great sight, the first sightings of the spring…

ORIOLE

5 thoughts on “a couple of birds have shown up…hopefully more this week

  1. Thanks for the photo of the Baltimore Oriole! Having grown up in northern Baltimore, I never heard it called a Northern Baltimore Oriole. The Baltimore Orioles I first knew about were both named Robinson…see you at Greenwood Fest!

  2. turkeys so goofy but compelling–nice shot of martins, you got the color and that’s not easy–

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