Your weather patterns are a month behind what? I didn't know weather was supposed to conform to what we think it should do. How do you know previous years weren't a month ahead of what should be?It seems like our weather patterns are at least a month behind. This is going to be a very interesting year weather wise..
It's the length of daylight that determines if things are on schedule in my world. So far everything seems to be right on time and occuring in the usual order.
Mid to late April saw the return of both Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets, Brown Thrashers, Tree Swallows, Hermit Thrushes and House Wrens. White-throated Sparrows are moving through in large numbers. Also, today I had a small flock of Chimney Swifts in town and one Rose-breasted Grosbeak at my feeder. Reports of warblers are starting to trickle in.......
Life is great!!!!