Today was the perfect beginning for Paul's Spring lunchtime walks. Warm, sunny, gorgeous, and lots of birds - what could be better! On the way to meet the group I saw a few kinglets and this brown creeper. Later we saw a couple of these, it's so nice to have them back!
Right away we started seeing song sparrows, there were several in the park.
And this swamp sparrow, happy as can be in the streamlet "above" the upper lobe.
At the upper lobe there were a few phoebes, including this one quite closeby.
Wood ducks! I wonder if these are the ones that used to hang out on the point. I hope they are new arrivals that settle in!
I couldn't resist this blue jay showing off its tail. It was facing away, but when I got out the camera it looked around, making sure I got its good side.
And kinglets! No good pictures, I'm not used to the little fast birds yet. Hopefully some good ones will come soon. We saw a few ruby crowned, but mostly golden crowned like this one.