Wednesday, March 1, 2017
First Yellow-crowned Night-Heron back
Just now I was cutting drywall in my front yard in the dark (don't ask!), and heard my first Yellow-crowned Night-Heron of the spring. It gave its typical skeow several times. The species nests throughout the metro area in residential neighborhoods with lots of large trees, especially oaks. In my 'hood, a pair typically nests in my neighbor's yard next door or across the street, and several (in some years 20+) nest a few blocks away on Dodge Ave just off Jefferson Highway.
I have also heard a report of Barn Swallows back in the state- also newly returned migrants.
It's March- things are starting to roll!