April 19, 2008 [LINK / comment]

More spring arrivals

As it has been getting warmer and warmer over the past few days, I've seen a few birds for the first time this season, but still no vireos and no warblers other than the Yellow-rumped ones. On Thursday morning and late this afternoon I walked along the trail behind the Staunton-Augusta Rescue Squad:

Friday evening I saw the first Chimney swifts of spring, and early this afternoon I went to Montgomery Hall Park:

The Purple finches seem to be almost everywhere, including right outside our window (see below):

Purple Finch M back