March 24, 2008 [LINK / comment]

Goldfinches have returned

For the first time in months, we've been seeing Goldfinches out back at our feeders, and their plumage is starting to turn brighter yellow. White-breasted nuthatches and House finches are also showing up fairly regularly, along with the more abundant bird species.

Yesterday we drove through the country, stopping at the big pond near Bell's Lane, among other places. Here are the highlights, including the first Cowbirds of the season: