By Julie on March 31, 2023 A lot going on these days Between spring migration and courting season, the birds have been doing a lot of showing up and showing off. Here are a few high points: After a long absence, the heron came back to the cove. I like a duck with a simple name. This is a redhead. This pair of wigeons posed for a long time. I think they knew how pretty they were. The last few days have seen a ton of cormorants at Tedderhaven. Well, at the lake in front of us. This batch, I swear, was waiting for their friends. I am really glad that ospreys aren’t interested in eating humans because, well, look at those talons and that beak! Another wigeon Mockingbirds make a LOT of noise! This one had a lot to sing about. Our most exciting bird news is that a pair of black crested titmice (I’m never sure how to pluralize this bird) has laid five or six eggs in one of our nest boxes. The parents go in and out and we’re not quite sure if the eggs have hatched yet. When birds leave the nestbox, they go really fast because they never know when a predator is lurking close by, ready to pounce.