Thursday, April 3: nice morning walk through the park. The Tree Swallows are back in force, and a Phoebe is fixing up the nest at the nature center. I caught sight of one of the overwintering Towhees at the end of the upper garden. Not far off was a Fox Sparrow, newly arrived all over Eastern Mass. I also heard a Red-shouldered Hawk call from the river. The Downy Woodpeckers are being very public - I saw 8 of them - and a Brown Creeper allowed a view in the woods. On the other hand Juncos and a Tree Sparrow are still around.
The Wildflower Field was not mown in the fall. I wonder what effect that will have this summer.