My happy (not flappy) birds of 2 days ago turned out to be flappy birds after all: they are gone. They left last night with thousands of other birds. I heard birds flying over loud and fast for about 10 minutes. All different kinds sounded to be flying together as I heard geese, ducks, blackbirds and the little birds like goldfinch. Then there was quiet and stillness. Now all of these birds were not here, but as mine are gone, they left when the others passed over. I knew it was getting close as they leave every year. This year it was after the full snow moon of February so there was plenty of light for the night riders. Why do they leave the wonderful home in the south? It is time for birds to breed and they return to the breeding grounds. The pantries have been restocked with fresh bugs and grasses for spring. Below I have shared info excerpt on bird migration from the Wikipedia page. Please see link for complete report. Your photostudy will be the last American Goldfinch photos until next Christmas. Enjoy!
Short-distance and altitudinal migration
Threats and conservation
link to photostudy in G+ Album:
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!