Migrating birds from South America, Central America and the Carribean have begun to arrive in large numbers in the Eastern U.S. - warblers, vireos, tanagers, orioles and more. They are here for two main reasons - to breed, and to chow down on the large number of insects that come with the warmer weather and long days.
We heard our first wood thrush of the year in our back woods yesterday. A welcome sound!
More on the wood thrush soon, along with (hopefully) photos of some of the new arrivals. But in the meantime, let's not forget about or friends who were here all through the winter: