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Day Moon

Posted on Apr 13, 2016

We tend to think of migration as a nightly event as we enter the spring – watching birds pass in front of the moon on a clear evening, catching them on radar, hearing flight calls in the darkness or finding new faces have joined us in our yards and patches when we wake up in the morning. While we often ignore the moon shining in the bright blue sky all day we also ignore the fact many birds are flying over us then, too. Yes, we see geese and certainly are aware of hawk watches and the many raptors that use thermals, but shorebirds might be migrating nonstop over the continent, while gulls, swallows, finches, flycatchers, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, jays and even some warblers may be on the move all day long. Keep an eye out for species arriving literally at any time right now all the way through June.

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