This is a collection of interesting creatures taken this March that lacked a posting of their own.
Many are seeing Evening Grosbeaks this year. Why have they become relatively common?
In the spring, we see two species of bluebirds: the Mountain Bluebird and the Western Bluebird. So far, I have only seen the Western, although others have seen the Mountain.
Twenty years ago, we mainly saw Tundra Swans on the Lake during migration. Now, we mainly see Trumpeters. While Trumpeters are lovely to watch, whither the former Tundras?
The Varied Thrush is plentiful at this time of year, but it is skittish and so isn’t easily approached.
Mourning Cloak is both one of the longest-lived butterflies (11 or 12 months) and perhaps the first to appear in the spring. This is one of two seen on March 31st.
An interesting early season arrival is the Green-winged Teal.