I know Spring is coming because the crocuses are blooming, in spite of the snow around them. And the birds are also telling me that it’s Spring. If you like feeding birds, you probably like having them in your yard and learning about them. Have you noticed any birds that are starting to build nests? This morning I watched a Mourning Dove with a twig in its mouth and sure enough, she tried to start a nest on the light shield over the door. Mourning Doves are notorious for building flimsy, poorly constructed nests and she soon decided that she needed a better support. If you’d like to learn more about nesting birds, you can become a certified Nestwatcher and record your observations. You’ll learn some helpful tips for finding nests and through your input, you’ll help scientists understand the impact of climate change, habitat degradation and loss, expansion of urban areas, and the introduction of non-native plants and animals. Visit http://nestwatch.org to get started.
Just feed birds,