Spring is finally here in Aurora. Birds are here. Tiny flowers starting to poke their heads to reach out for the sun. Not much of green grass but it will fill in anytime soon. Trees starting to bud. Sun is much warmer.
Birding around Aurora is always fun. Keep your eyes open. Birds are everywhere, in your backyard, at the McKenzie Marsh, at the Atkinson Wetland and the Aurora Community Arboretum. These are the few places where seeing at least one bird is guaranteed. Enjoy the gallery.
Red-winged Blackbird, Male, Aurora Community Arboretum
Gray Catbird, Aurora Community Arboretum
Tree Swallow, Juvenile, Aurora Community Arboretum
Tree Swallow, Nesting Box, Aurora Community Arboretum
And who is crossing the path?
Canada Goose, Unknown Gender, McKenzie Marsh
Savannah Sparrow, Aurora Community Arboretum
American Goldfinch, Aurora Community Arboretum
Another great places to spot birds is around the man-made ponds. You can find many around Aurora. Here is one on south side of St. John’s sideroad east of Bayview Avenue that is being prepared, therefore, for time being let the birds and other critters to settle first.