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First Phoebe of 2021

21 days ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

I saw my first migratory Eastern Phoebe of 2021 this morning at Idlewild Park in my home borough of Queens. My birding buddy Meryl actually spotted it first and she might have been mildly taken aback by the enthusiasm I showed for my first phoebe of the year. The bird was relatively distant but I did manage to poorly digiscope a few shots, the best of which is above.
For me, it is now officially spring! Over the last ten years my average first phoebe has been the 20th of March, meaning that this year's bird was seven days earlier than average but only two days earlier than last year's...
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