And the brilliant Cardinal.
The Black and White Warbler
And one of my favorites, the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
Poor picture - but a life bird for me, Blue Grosbeak
And another life bird...the Varied Bunting.
The migration is on for the small songbirds on their way to their breeding grounds north of here, following the major flyways.
But the birds that are residents here are pairing up and nesting. A Kiskadee has a nest on top,of an electric pole. We saw both parents going in and out of the nest.
Pair of Caracaras
Nesting Green Heron
Pairing of White-winged Doves
We are just on the front edge of the migration, and have a few weeks to visit the special sights where the birds come in for a well-earned rest, drink and food. They are inspiring little creatures, so full of courage and song! Would that my life could be so courageous and focused.
The happy parallel for me is that I have found my life partner and we can go to our "wintering grounds" and now are being filled with the energy to travel north. We can anticipate seeing many of these little beloved creatures at the Warbler Festival in Ohio in May. I am filled with gratitude for her and to her sharing my love for the birds. 💕💕💕💕💕