ARTISTS AND BIRDS
"What Spring Will Bring"
Large mature trees in the early spring are like giant magnets that attract birds, birds, birds. I love living in an area where there are huge trees and lots of bird activity. This morning I was out and walking before the early morning traffic begun to roll. The air was filled with bird songs so overwhelming, that it drowned out everything else. I love walking to the sound of an early morning symphony. With a full covering of green leaves on the trees, it was hard to see which birds were creating all that music.
Set the alarm to get up early and get out there.
You never know what Spring will bring in the bird
world. If big trees aren’t available, you may want
to walk the paths by the rivers and streams, where
willows and tamarisk grow. There is a small bird
that frequents this area, looks like several
others, but has a unique voice. It’s the Willow
Flycatcher. This bird is not really
distinguishable by color, but the only one that
sings . . . ‘fitz-bew, fitz-bew, fitz-bew’. If you
do hear a bird singing this song, please call and
report it. This is an endangered species. Many
eyes can make a difference finding one.
The Willow Flycatcher is drawn by Judy Warren with acrylic paints. For more information about birds or Red Cliff Audubon activities call 435 673-0996.
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