hunting insects right at the trail head
I cut through the Town Forest, where I saw one Juvenal's Duskywing and 3 Mourning Cloak butterflies. I also was very happy to find Wild Oats in bloom.
Swainson's Thrush (life bird!)
House Sparrows mating
(like we need more....)
The orchard trees were full of Bobolinks! I hope they stay! Some were checking out the grass at the top of the hill. Most were just chattering in the trees. I estimate around 2 dozen Bobolinks, all males. There was a lot of noise, so there may have been more.