March 25, 2016

This morning’s first birds to our back yard, over the space of just a few minutes:  a Mourning Dove, a Northern Cardinal (female), an American Goldfinch, a Common Yellowthroat (male), a Red-bellied Woodpecker (male), a Downy Woodpecker (male), a Carolina Wren, and a Black-and-White Warbler.  Of these birds, the rarest visitor for us is the Common Yellowthroat, whom I’ve seen only a handful of times over the past few years:

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Common Yellowthroat

I put a hummingbird feeder up a few days, but haven’t seen any Ruby-throated Hummingbirds yet.  Our neighbor’s grapefruit tree is flowering now, casting a perfumey sweet smell over our driveway and even down the street.