We awoke this morning to the sound of a singing Eastern Phoebe. It was sitting on the railing of our back deck.
This is 1 week earlier than our first in 2013 (March 28). In 2011, our first was March 21 and in 2012, the early warm spring, the first one arrived on March 13.
We also have a calling male E. Bluebird and a YBSapsucker around the house, and a couple of male White-throated Sparrows are singing. A lot of Killdeer are flying overhead and in our neighbors’ horse pastures.