I drove through Wildwood Cemetery this morning, mostly to check on whether or not the Quaker Ladies were in bloom. They were not. I enjoyed watching a few birds and located one nesting American Robin:
puffed up like it was mid-winter (it was in the 40s)
Pretty against the tree buds, though!
At lunchtime, there were moments of sunshine and the temps had climbed into the 50s, so I headed over to the Sherborn Power Line trail to see if I might get lucky and find some butterflies. I saw two: a Spring Azure and an Eastern Pine Elfin. The azure was much more cooperative than the elfin.
showing off its beautiful blue inner wings
Eastern Pine Elfin
(my single shot)
Back at home, I enjoyed the following yard birds:
Northern Cardinal (female)
Boy, does she blend in well with the leaf buds
This male has won her over. I watched him feed her seeds 3 times in a short period of time.