Thursday, May 26, 2011

Spring 65: All Clear

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
6:30am-7:30am, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, MA
warm, clear, blue skies!

Aaaaahhhh... It is a glorious, warm, summery morning.

A vast blue sky stretches above me, and it feels like my first blue sky ever. Well, it is the first time in about 2 weeks!

Almost instantly, of course, I am nailed by some mosquitoes- a little reminder from Mother Nature that nothing is perfect.

Still, the first sunny day after weeks of rain comes pretty close. I see my first hummingbird of the year! Tiny and lovely.

Today's bird is new for me - it makes little chirpy phrases that are repetitive. I think it might be some kind of vireo - its white-breasted, brownish on the wings and has a short tail.

Runner-up, as usual, is the ever-inventive catbird. Listen to this fun call:

**Upon further investigation, I think today's bird might be a Red-Eyed Vireo.


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