Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spring 54: Fair-Weather

Friday, May 13, 2011

7:00am-8:00am, Peters Hill, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA
sunny, almost all-clear, gorgeous!

So, it's not my fault it's been so hard to get up in the mornings - it's the weather!

Amazing how quickly my fatigue dissipated when I was out this morning in beautiful, clear sunshine. On dreary days (of which we've had so many lately) I wake up groggy and grumpy, and stay that way!

The gate to Peters Hill was packed with parked cars, and shorts-clad runners were everywhere. "Fair-weather friends," I thought to myself snobbishly, remembering the long winter of scant visitors (and that one crazy runner who would run on ice).

I finally IDed the bird that eluded me a couple days ago as a Baltimore Oriole. Until today, I had been either seeing the Oriole, or hearing this call, and not able to link the together. So here he is, Today's Bird:

He's a cheery singer, and I wonder if the Triplet from a couple days ago might have also been an Oriole?

I can't resist putting up one more clip - two little grey birds who were flirting/courting quite vigorously (you can also hear the Oriole in the background):


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