I took a short walk at Chestnut Hill Farm today in Southboro, MA. The weather was beautiful - sunny and 50s (just clearing up after being grey and overcast all morning). As soon as I got out of the car, I spotted two Eastern Bluebirds, a male and a female. As I entered the trail system, I saw a pair of Northern Cardinals and a 2nd pair of Eastern Bluebirds. It really felt like Spring today and was such an enjoyable walk. I also saw 5 Dark-Eyed Juncos, 5 Tree Swallows, a Downy Woodpecker, 3 American Crows, and a couple American Robins.
Cabbage White butterfly (sitting on the leaf)
blurry, but proof all the same!
I was foolishly thrilled at the sight of this common butterfly species, my first sighting of a butterfly this year. Let the season begin!
I liked the layers of colors in this scene. You can see that the lower stand of trees has budded leaves.