Spring time is time for NestWatch

It was a cold, long winter, but, spring has finally arrived!! The yard is like an emerald carpet and the the buds on the trees are starting to bloom. This also means that NestWatch is in full swing and that means looking out for and reporting on the nests in and around my home. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology uses the data provided by myself and other “citizen scientists” to learn about and help birds. I look forward to it each spring. Last year we had a barn swallow nest right above the front door of our home, a Bluebird nest in my sparrow resistant bird house and a Northern Mockingbird nest all within 80 feet from our home. What species will want to nest close by this year? I can’t wait!!!

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