The First Real Day of Spring

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One thing signals the start of spring to me — when the white-throated sparrows start to sing.

So, according to me, spring started this past Wednesday when I heard the first one right outside my window.

Today they were singing all over Brooklyn.

The song is distinctive and once you know what it is you will easily pick it out above the city noise.

One of Brooklyn’s white-throated sparrows, Zonotrichia albicollis. Click to enlarge.

 

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Julie Feinstein

Julie Feinstein

I am a Collection Manager at the American Museum of Natural History, an author, and a photographer. I live in New York City. I recently published my first popular science book, Field Guide to Urban Wildlife, an illustrated collection of natural history essays about common animals. I update my blog, Urban Wildlife Guide, every Sunday.

Julie Feinstein

Julie Feinstein

I am a Collection Manager at the American Museum of Natural History, an author, and a photographer. I live in New York City. I recently published my first popular science book, Field Guide to Urban Wildlife, an illustrated collection of natural history essays about common animals. I update my blog, Urban Wildlife Guide, every Sunday.

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