March 20, 2017

Yesterday afternoon the weather was beautiful.  I sat on the deck with cat and dog, and watched to see what birds showed up.  A few American Goldfinches, mottled yellow and white, flitted between the oleander and the pergola.  They called and called, sounding like squeaky little doors opening up, asking questions.  This Hermit Thrush, not fazed by any of us, allowed close approach:

Hermit Thrush

Later in the afternoon I went out to UNF for a class at the University Center.  I arrived early, and so set up on a grassy bank by a couple of pine trees to see what birds showed up.  There were Northern Cardinals, Carolina Chickadees, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, a Yellow-throated Warbler (who’d caught some sort of arthropod), and Yellow-rumped Warblers.