April 13th - Myrtle warblers arrived - the first warblers of the season!
April 14th - Brown-headed cowbird and the tree swallows are here. I suspect the tree swallows were here earlier, but today was the first day I saw them. Found some blooming purple violets. Lilacs are also blooming, as are the flowering crab apple trees.
Also seen today on my run - wood ducks, Mallards, red-winged blackbirds, common grackles, cardinals, chickadees, song sparrows, blue jays, Eastern phoebe, Eastern bluebird, pied-billed grebe, Canada geese, buffleheads, Northern flicker, Merlins, goldfinches, three deer, a muskrat, Dutchman's breeches, plum blossoms, and a hawk I was unable to identify.
Lots of good stuff happening this spring.
A couple of images from today:
|The peninsula at Fish Lake, looking particularly lovely this morning|
|Flowering crab apple - these are just exploding right now|