The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: Migration is Not Always Caused by a Change in Season

Migration is Not Always Caused by a Change in Season

Migration is Not Always Caused by a Change in Season

Black and White WarblerThis is not a scientific study on birds, but just a fun observation made by me.  Today I had some unusual birds visit my yard in a year that has brought many different sightings.  But today's birds were at least explainable.  The neighbor behind me started an extensive renovation on his home this morning (bright and early), so we heard all kinds of banging and beeping.  Birds are not fond of strange noises.  It seems that the birds that hang out in my neighbor's yard decided to come to mine today (he is also an avid birder). 

The first bird that caught my notice was the Eastern Bluebird.  This is an occasional visitor to my yard, but today he was here quite a while, even taking a swim in my in-ground bird bath.  While watching the bluebird, another bird caught my eye--it appeared to be a Black and White Warbler (at least that's the best I can do from later checking Sibley's which I photographed for this post as I will never get a photo of the real thing).

So it is not always the changing seasons that cause birds to move around--sometimes they are just looking for a safe haven from the hustle and bustle!

 

Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, MRP, SRES 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2890 E. Skyline Drive, #250

Tucson, Arizona  85718

 

 

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Comment balloon 15 commentsChris Canfield • May 11 2011 07:53PM

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Chris....I think I've always taken that for granted....I just need to pay more attention....Nice post!
Hope you had a great day!!---Rob

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 7 years ago

I'll need to look at our bird identification book for the eastern bluebird.  Like Rob, I need to pay closer attention to the visiting birds.  The mourning doves are the ones I hear every morning.

 Blooming for you!

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

I get awakened by Meadowlarks at about 5 in the morning, they do a bit more singing than pounding. 

Posted by Wanda Thomas, Billings Montana Real Estate (Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN) over 7 years ago

Hi Rob - We all need to pay more attention to our feathered friends.  A great day to you too!

Hi Roy - The Eastern Bluebird is a real treat to see--blue and light red.

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Wanda - I was just looking through Sibleys and noticed the Meadowlarks.  I really miss them from when we lived in Colorado. 

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Chris,

When the hawks show up in our yard, the little birdies clear out too. :)

Lisa

Posted by The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties (Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville) over 7 years ago

Lucky you, a black and white warbler. I haven't ever seen one of those.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 7 years ago

Chris, Birds are very sensitve to sutble changes.  But lucky for you that you can be the place they moved too!

Featured in BIRDS Group!

Gloria

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) over 7 years ago

Hi Lisa - When the hawks show up in our yard, everyone freezes.  : )

Hi Toni - My vantage point was a little unusual.  I was behind shrubs that I would never normall be able to see into.  Guess I will have to start birding from different positions!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Gloria - Another day of noise around here--should be great birding if I get a chance to do it!  THANKS for the Feature!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Chris--I enjoy your bird posts almost as much as birding in my own yard.  Thankfully my husband does all he can to attract as many different species as possible.  It is a nice break in the day, isn't it?

Posted by Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE) over 7 years ago

Hi Pat - My wife and I try to enjoy some time on the porch every day watching the birds.  It is a great break from real estate!

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Chris,

From my observations so far, spring comes with lucky charms for you after that long, hard winter. Your patience was tested; you endured the season of winter with courage. Now your rewards are many...

Spring is great! Spring is good! God only knows how much people like you from those cold weather climates deserve to have all the joys that life can give. Birds, butterflies, plants and animals - all these good things I wish for you!

Great post and story too!

Patricia 

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 7 years ago

Hi Chris, good point about the noise and commotion chasing away birds.  Never thought of that.

Posted by Liz Flint, Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066 (Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty) over 7 years ago

Chris:

Clever post.  Lucky for you that your neighbors are remodeling.  You'll have more birds to admire and photograph.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) over 7 years ago

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