Had a hot tip from Mary Lou that she had seen a towhee near the river inlet at the golf course. I was so excited and hoping to see it, so I headed down there first thing.
There were several juncos around the edge of the pond and as I headed to the inlet, I saw at least a dozen bright orange breasts bobbing around in the mud - the robins were having a great time poking around.
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Back to the lower gardens where the birds were a little more active than past weeks. They're
responding just like us. A warm, sunny day makes us all went to get out, look around and socialize. Saw cardinals, robins, titmice, song sparrows, tree sparrows, goldfinches and chickadees as well as a mockingbird that's been hanging around. The blue jays were all in a dither - I wondered if a hawk was nearby, but didn't see one. A large group of seagulls flew overhead.
Down by the river, I got a quick glimpse of a male Hooded merganser. Then, I ran in to Ian. He had seen a beautiful red-bellied woodpecker in the lower gardens. We walked through the woods and saw our winter regulars including a downy woodpecker.