Listen for the Early Birds

Northern Wisconsin Bluebird

Even in the coldest reaches of northern Wisconsin, it's not too early for some of the hardier birds to return to their summer breeding grounds. Among the first to fly north are the ducks and geese (do you hear them honking?), and the red-winged blackbirds. If you live within earshot of a marshy area, you'll hear them staking their territorial claims. That's them calling "conk-kar-ree"! Some of the year-round residents are starting to sing again, too. The mourning dove has a melancholy song … [Read more...]