|Baby Canada geese with the parents|
I had a decent 15 mile run this morning. Overcast, slightly misty, but cool, so it was a great day to run. Saw (and heard) some new birds as well. The common yellowthroats arrived today in droves. They were everywhere along the swampy trails. I also heard my first gray catbird of the year, so I am happy they are back. Other sightings include wood ducks, white-throated sparrows, Myrtle warbler, the rather loquacious sedge wrens, and the green heron (a favorite waterbird of mine who showed up yesterday).
I feel fortunate to see any of these birds, because our early spring has created quite a canopy of leaves. Everything is lush, green, and looks like mid June. It's getting very hard to spot anything! The picture below gives a pretty good example of that. The leaves on the trail were part of a leaf/mudslide brought about by some heavy downpours this week. I am amazed how things look right now.
|Green trails after a storm|