The lower gardens were quite quiet - in song and birds! Saw a few song sparrows, robin, baby robins and catbirds. I heard a yellow warbler and house wren but didn't see them. Ian saw a kingbird and one tree swallow.
On the path to the upper gardens I saw a chipping sparrow and then caught a brief glimpse of a warbling vireo of which it turned out there were two. One was stationed in the woods at the back of the upper gardens. Saw a flicker and another kingbird.
Down near the soccer field, we saw a house wren and a baby or two, a female yellow warbler and either a female or juvenile rose breasted grosbeak as well as an eastern phoebe.
In the pond was our statuesque blue heron. I am so happy it's back! We saw another female grosbeak in the woods and it was much crisper in its coloration, so we thought the one we saw at the soccer field was most likely a juvenile.
Walked through the meadow and the woods. We did hear a pee wee and some blue jays, but that was about it.