Birds in Spring — A Photo Essay

Blue Jay perched in my Yew tree — photo by Jacqueline Dooley

May is a fabulous month for bird watching in the Northeast U.S. We’re in the midst of a bustling spring migration, with many of my favorite birds returning. Some birds, like rose-breasted grosbeaks, are just passing through. Others, like the wintering birds that stick around during the cold months, are singing again, building nests, laying eggs and — much to my immense delight — visiting my feeders in droves.