March bird watching

American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis

We celebrate sightings such as these because in our old neighborhood, the only birds we saw were sparrows, mockingbirds and crows. Our new neighborhood is lined with mature trees and we have a much larger variety of birds visiting. We still do not have the excitement of other places, we do not see colorful cardinals, bluebirds and such. We do have some jays that visit, and we do see western bluebirds in nearby towns. Today we had the pleasure of sighting bluebirds in Long Beach.

Bird watching inspired books in our bookbasket; Birds of North America, The missing sunflower,
Crinkleroot's 25 Birds every child should know, and Linnea's Almanac.