I was beginning to worry that the bump off the earth’s axis caused by the earthquake in Chile had knocked the warblers off the planet. It has been too quiet here.
It has been a long, hard winter, with deep snows and frozen mornings. The return of warmth is overdue. While not fond of the heat and humidity soon to come, I am grateful for green. Maybe I am being just a little impatient.
I was encouraged by David LaPuma’s Woodcreeper post that a local breakthrough of sorts was finally occurring Thursday night and weather conditions turned in favor of flight. The radar pointed to avian arrivals just east of where I live. Funny how it “happened” to coincide with a few planned days off work….
Migration is serious business. By the time these birds get here, they are close to starving. I stand far away from from foraging birds, knowing every interruption is more energy expended to avoid danger, leaving that much less for survival.
It’s MAY! Birders’ month in NJ!