They are not looking at calendars or checking the weather forecast, they are simply responding to the whispers they feel more that hear. It is time for building nests and finding a mate.
Everyone has his own special seasonal rituals. We respond in many ways the same as the tiny birds. We just know it's time for some things. I mentioned the spring ritual of housecleaning but I have another ritual I do every year when the sun begins to warm the days and the forsythia buds swell.
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This is pay back time. My little feathered friends have cheered me all winter and were even featured on this blog. I feel it is only fair I help them in their yearly ritual of nest building. It's the least I can do.
You might like to help your little friends too so here is a link to a site with some helpful tips -