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Good Birding: Early insectivores signal spring on the Sunshine Coast

Updated: Apr 1

by: Tony Greenfield - Coast Reporter

March is a precursor month for migrant birds, with most of those on the move not dependent on insects or nectar. Those species begin to arrive from mid-March, with the flood to follow in April and May. Springtime is running a few days late this year, with the thermometer finally breaking the 10 C barrier (shade temperature at my residence on Redrooffs Road) on Saturday, March 18. Evidence of the tardy spring is the late blooming of such showy and familiar garden species as forsythia, magnolia, flowering cherry, and daffodils....[READ MORE]

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