My husband and I have had bird feeders up since winter, but right now feels like an especially magical time for watching birds. Spring migration and nesting have brought new birds to our backyard, and in the last few weeks, hummingbirds have returned.
Before I share a few photos with you of our nearest neighbors these days, I wanted to alert you to an important birding day coming up this Saturday, May 9: Global Big Day. On Global Big Day, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has asked all of us across the globe to spend a little time bird watching and reporting.
If you can spare even a few minutes—either staring out your window or walking around somewhere outside—the lab would like for you to report what birds you see and hear. Their site also provides wonderful resources to help you identify birds, in case you’re not exactly sure what you’re seeing.
Now for some birds!
Do you have feeders in your yard? I’d love to hear what favorite birds are visiting you.
It’s also a good time to remember our hungry human neighbors, too. The need feels so overwhelming right now, but if you are able, please consider donating food or money to a food bank near you. Every little bit helps make a difference. Blessings, good healthy, and happy bird watching to you in the days ahead.