With spring about a month away, I think we are all probably looking forward to some warmer weather, sweet smelling flowers, and pretty birds. Sure, we may lose some of the winter birds, but the spring birds will be back and ready to start new families. That means lots of brightly colored males, mating calls, and adorable baby birds. Here are 10 of the top birds of spring in my neck of the woods. One of my favorite spring birds is the Robin. These medium-sized birds are superior hunters.
Adult males are bright blue on top and on the throat with an orange breast and sides, a brownish patch on back, and a gray belly and undertail coverts. Adult females have a duller blue body, wings, and tail than the male, a gray throat, a dull orange breast, and a gray belly and undertail coverts. Immature western bluebirds have duller colors than the adults, they also have spots on their chest and back. These color patterns help play a part in the mating ritual , when males compete for breeding rights to females.
At the time of colonisation, the Blue Bird was very common throughout the Bermuda Islands. Its main habitat was the Bermuda Cedar forests and it nested in holes in Cedar Trees. With the clearing of many forests, Bluebird territory shrank steadily and the population began a slow decline.
The eastern bluebird Sialia sialis is a small thrush found in open woodlands, farmlands, and orchards. It is the state bird of Missouri  and New York. The increase in trees throughout the Great Plains during the past century due to fire suppression and tree planting facilitated the western range expansion of the eastern bluebird  as well as range expansions of many other species of birds. The bright-blue breeding plumage of the male, easily observed on a wire or open perch, makes this species a favorite of birders.