Red-necked Grebes get “all dressed up” for spring.
Compare that to the winter plumage.
Here is the description of the song from Sibley Birds: A loud series, beginning with nasal, gull-like quality, then braying chatter with quavering end. Also a loud, nasal quacking series ga-ga-ga-ga.
A few Horned Grebes were aso present:
American Goldfinch males also undergo a major colour change in spring. I saw this male today:
In winter, males look like females:
It was an April morning: fresh and clear
The Rivulet, delighting in its strength,
Ran with a young man’s speed; and yet the voice
Of waters which the winter had supplied. – Wm. Wordsworth