The birds are on the way and I am getting out my field guide and dusting off the binoculars.
So far not much in the way of new arrivals but the local redpoles, cross bills, boreal chickadees and the resident jay family have sure been very active. The ravens too, and I bet they are sitting on eggs in a nest they always use about a mile upriver. Breakup season is slow to arrive North of the Yukon river and we have had cool temps, very little melting except a few feet along the river banks and no open water or rotting ice and not even much overflow yet. I guess until we get more open water and bare ground we won't see too many new birds around the river bend here.
But, yesterday we did get some excitement with the arrival of a pair of bald eagles. They were doing the locked talon ~ mating flight dance! Wow! Too bad we didn't get a picture but I hope we will get some shots soon to share.
What's all is happening with the birds in your area?