Now the migrants are here, they are getting ready for breeding.
The blackbirds I already showed. They just had red streaks when they first arrived. The goldfinches were rather drab, but now they really are gold:
As I think I said before, the finches are certainly migrants this year as they were absent for most of this particularly tough winter, but I’ve heard that even when we have them year-round, it is a different set that breeds here, our winter finches come from even further north.
On the other hand, the turkeys have been here all year but as a flock. Now there is a female nesting. I saw the male doing his dance, looking very flamenco, but behind the manure pile so I couldn’t get a good picture. Here, he is just ambling along but brighter in colour than my last set of pictures when he was with the flock. The female is following and I don’t think this was display behaviour as she was behind him; she was probably just stretching her wings.