Every year at this time, I go into "birding mode". I try to go outside and enjoy the milder temps and witness the spring migration!
Amazingly - Its only May 15th --- and I have seen May-Apple plants in full bloom at Ojibway--- perhaps a month earlier than normal! This is not a good thing. Trees are leafing out already as well.
Some birds seen so far have included a nice Hermit Thrush, several Yellow rumped Warblers, a few Ruby crowned Kinglets, Yellow bellied Sapsuckers (my favorites!) and a few Pine Warblers! I can't say I've seen an Eastern Phoebe yet! Hopefully soon!
I was proud of myself, I was a Malden Park this afternoon and picked out the Pine Warblers by their singing. I'm slowly learning some of these calls!
3-Minute Video --- The Foul Mouthed Botanist