May is when spring actually starts to feel like spring. Flowers bloom, trees sprout bright new leaves, and the grass actually turns green. Best of all: the birds return. During May, many of Ohio’s migratory bird species return for the season. Even the birds that stick around all year come out to forage and build new nests. You’ve probably already noticed that there are more birds around your home lately. Whether you have a feeder, some old trees, or even just shrubs, backyards become bird hotspots in spring. Here are the most common birds you’ll see this May, and what they’re up to.