April 19, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Tree sparrow, Brown thrasher

Having some free time at last, I took a walk behind the Staunton-Augusta Rescue Squad for the first time in a while this morning, and was amazed by the number of Ruby-crowned kinglets that were around. At least two of them were males with their "ruby" crowns in full display for mating season. I also saw two birds for the first time this season:

Loon, etc. on Bell's Lane

Thanks to an e-mail alert from John Spahr, I got to see a Common Loon in full breeding plumage on Bell's Lane late this afternoon. But wait, there's more!