A brief, afternoon walk on a very pleasant day to loosen up the old frame a bit and see what's new. Surprisingly, heard no wrens but, in a bit, saw my first Palm Warbler (they suddenly seem to be everywhere). Shortly afterwards, a Myrtle Warbler didn't seem eager to depart. Heard several Field Sparrows singing; those, some Songs & a few Whitethroat made a nice trio, tho' the other day, also saw the Swamp & Savannah as well.
From what I've observed over the winter, both a few Robins (now everywhere) and Bluebirds, a few today, have over-wintered. There were a number of the usual species, plus a singing Redwing, another first of the season. When I espied a small, bright reddish-brown object across the field, the bins revealed not a fox, but a newly/recently emerged groundhog ! Another nice F.O.S.
Paul Noell Balto MD
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