On the positive side, here are the highlights from my morning walk:
(first one seen at BHCL this spring, so am including lousy record shot)
I was actually surprised to see two pairs of Baltimore Orioles in the same tree. They must have been having a convention. They weren't together long before one pair chased the other pair off, but it was pretty neat to see four at once!
and again, one of the females
Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
(Thanks to Josh F. for providing the ID)
The meadows are growing and looking lush.
Eastern Bluebird carrying food
Gray Catbird with nesting materials
At home, between walks:
Chipping Sparrow with nesting materials
Lilacs are just about peak bloom now
Mama Bluebird, still taking good care of her brood
And here are the highlights from my lunch break:
(one of many seen flying on the leaf-covered trails)
Wild Geranium (aka Spotted Cranesbill)
Thanks to Josh F., again, for the correct ID!