Yesterday, Porter saw a male American redstart, in our backyard.  He was on his way to the West Indies, no doubt—they don't live here, only migrate through. I've never seen onenor had I heard of one before yesterday, for that matter.  Roger Tory Peterson calls it the most butterfly-like of all birds, which is what caught Porter's eye from his office.

I know that's not earth-shattering news, but I'm finding this blog to be the best place to document things I'd like to be able to find again.  To save me from, "Um, what was that new bird you saw in the backyard a few years (months, days) ago?"

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For future reference, check out the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's All About Birds website. It has some great info and you can listen to the different bird calls.

Posted by dstb on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Neat resource, unfortunately, but not surprisingly, they focus on North American birds, but many birds here seem familiar enough that they're not uniquely European. I know almost nothing about birds, so it's neat to know of this site!

Posted by Janet on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 8:04 am
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