Sunday, April 13, 2008
As I cleaned the house yesterday I found excuses to look out at the yard and feeders frequently. There were plenty of visitors including some new ones for the season. I saw my first Chipping Sparrow, a White-throated Sparrow, a pair of Brown-headed Cowbirds at the feeders (!), and our little chipmunks who have emerged from hibernation. The Red-breasted Nuthatches have been here all winter, but were appearing as a couple at the peanut silo. And the American Goldfinch was resplendent in his new breeding plumage. The first daffodils of the season hung their heads in the steady rain, but their colour was most welcome. The Robins were loving the rain and spent the day digging in the lawn for worms.
The best thing was the birdsong...so many cheerful cheeps, whistles and melodies...singing, just singing in the rain!