The tree swallows and some cardinals greeted me in the parking lot and lots of yellow warblers singing. The lower gardens had our usual residents - robins, blue jays, song sparrows and our summer residents - cowbirds. A bright, crisp chipping sparrow was hanging out in a crabapple tree.
The upper gardens were much the same with the addition of some titmice, Canada geese overhead, catbirds, chickadees, and my first yellow rumps of the season. Yay!! I saw one unusual one that had a yellow throat. I poured through my Sibley guide and it seemed to be the Audubon, although I hear they are rare around here, but it's the only thing that matched what I saw. In addition, there were goldfinches, downy woodpeckers and more cowbirds.
Saw an eastern phoebe down by the river, but not sign of it nesting yet. Woodcock meadow was quiet save for a downy, chipper and mourning dove.
The soccer field had a kinglet, blue heron, red-bellied woodpecker and Haynes saw a muskrat or beaver in the pond.