Roma Lenehan reported on March 12 that Sandhill Cranes have been seen in the Community Garden, and on March 13, Glenda Denniston heard the first Red-Winged Blackbirds of the season calling at in the Class of 1918 Marsh. A few of them were singing. Please send us your photos of the birds you observe in the Preserve.
Birders are catching the spring fever and are out in droves to watch every new arrival. In preparation for the coming season, our Bluebird crew was last Friday to do some spring cleaning. They had removed in fall all empty nests from the boxes along the Bluebird Trail in the Preserve, but now was the time to repair any damage, remove unwanted freeloaders, and check for weather tightness. Residential housing for Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, and Wrens is all ready for occupancy. Thank you Paul Noeldner, Patricia Becker and Will Waller. Galen Hasler also joined the crew.
Gisela Kutzbach and contributors