Rural Cemetery (Route 85):
It was pretty quiet bird-wise in the cemetery because the DPW was doing spring cleanup, and mowing and buzzing are not conducive to seeing birds.
Middle Road (along Sudbury Reservoir Trail):
I caught a distant glimpse of the Canada goose family that I saw on Parkerville Road the other day. I couldn't get a count of the babies without binoculars, but hope they are all still doing well. A mute swan also swam gracefully through the water here. Another distant view held two Double Crested Cormorants out on a rock in the middle of the water. A hawk (I think it's a red-tailed) circled overhead, and a Baltimore Oriole and a House Wren sang in the trees.
Fayville Park (Central Street):
I thought I might see something interesting in the trees along the reservoir, but never made it off the playing field because I was distracted by barn swallows. I tried and tried to take photos of them as they swooped towards me and sometimes flew right over my head. I need a lot more practice to speed up my reaction time, and of course, I had to stop and get to work!
(The only swallow with a deeply forked tail)
Meanwhile, back at home, my resident female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird was sitting a long time on the shepherd's hook that holds its feeder. Such a cooperative model, especially in contrast to the Barn Swallows! While I was snapping photos of her, she stuck out her tongue! I was so mesmerized by the sight of it that I didn't take a single photo while it happened! I hope she does it again so that I get a 2nd chance!
Also, a small, gray-brown House Wren was singing a beautiful song at the top of the neighbor's brush pile.