|Twin Lady slippers|
It was 60 degrees and hazy sun.
It's starting to look a lot like spring in the gardens. There were lots of robins, tree swallows, yellow warblers, catbirds, chickadees and sea gulls overhead. A vireo passed by me a couple of times with nesting material. There were mourning doves and female blackbirds. The baltimore orioles are building their nest in the same tree, which sadly has been girdled. Happy to see song sparrows, which I had so taken for granted in the past.
The upper gardens ad more of the same with the addition of a warbling vireo, house wrens, a flicker and a common yellow throat.
I have a feeling it's going to be a very bad year for the trees because there seems to be a caterpillar boom. It sounded like it was raining in the woods and it was really caterpillar excrement falling from the canopy and making a little noise when it landed on other leaves. Nasty.
Down by the river, there were lots of orioles, cowbirds and chickadees. Still no sign of the phoebes working on their usual nest. Wonder what's going on...
Woodcock meadow had a house wren and some catbirds and I finally heard the wood thrush in the woods by then JCC. At last!!!!! Also saw a red breasted grosbeak, a red-bellied woodpecker and heard our little peewee! Then I came upon the lady slippers in full bloom!!