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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Day of the Grackle

This morning while I was watching a couple Mourning Doves at the feeder, a large flock of Common Grackles flew in to the trees near the house. Within 15 seconds there were 2,500 grackles at the feeders and covering the lawn! They stayed for half an hour and then they were gone. Common Grackles are one of the earliest migrants to come north here in Pennsylvania. It may be snowing outside, but Spring is in the air!

The other sign of Spring today was a new high count of three Fox Sparrows at the feeders after the grackles left.

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