Late April and May are always the best months to see colourful migrant birds.
We had many birds today, but these two species stood out:
Of all of the warblers species, only Yellow Warbler and Pine Warbler nest in our area. Identification for Pine Warbler: no other bright, yellow-breasted warbler lacking other conspicuous field marks has white wing bars.
The shadows have their seasons, too.
The feathery web the budding maples
cast down upon the sullen lawn
bears but a faint relation to
high summer’s umbrageous weight
and tunnellike continuum. – John Updike (1932–2009)