Spring ahead of its time
New Brunswick birders are reporting a number of migratory species have arrived in the province one to two weeks ahead of schedule.
Jim Wilson of Quispamsis said he spotted juncos, song sparrows, robins and several other species during a field day last week in Fundy Park, Salisbury, Sussex and Hampton.
He was especially surprised to see kingfishers, which “normally don’t come back until everything is melted out completely.”
Typically, the first “pulse” of migratory birds arrive between March 15 and 20, said Wilson.
Photo by Jim Wilson