Black-throated Green Warblers have been spotted already!
This past weekend we took a little time out to see a few of our first warblers of the season. I've also been watching the changing of the guard at the feeders in our gardens. The Dark-eyed Juncos are all but vanished, being replaced by the incoming White-crowned Sparrows and the Eastern Towhee that has been a regular here every spring. We've also been lucky enough to have a Rose-breasted Grosbeak on the sunflower feeder out front.
This Eastern Towhee has been working the hidden corners of the gardens along with a Gray Catbird.
The Tree Swallows have been zooming all around our trees collecting insects. They must be excellent entomologists...
The warm weather and the rain has brought things to life in the yard. What was once just the stubs of life, have grown and blossomed into our early wildflowers and shrubs. The hastas are growing quickly, the Bleeding Hearts have bloomed and things are looking better and brighter around here.
But, best of all, the air is full of song! Every morning, we're awakened by the glorious sounds emanating from the trees and bushes surrounding our little home. What a way to start the day...So until morning arrives again, enjoy a few of my favorites!
An Indigo Bunting shopping for seed.
A Palm Warbler from below. We saw quite a few this past weekend, most of them feeding on the ground.