I’m sitting on my (covered) back deck with a cup of rooibos coconut almond tea, my 8×40 birding binoculars, and my camera with the big zoom on it, listening to warblers all around me. Earlier this morning I caught quick glimpses of magnolia warblers, pine warblers, and an orange flash of an American Redstart.
The trees are almost all out in full leaf. The cottonwood hasn’t leafed out yet, but pretty much everything else has. Sand cherry and elderberry have finished flowering, as has the sour cherry tree, and the purple lilacs are now blossoming. My bleeding hearts have grown so well that I’ve had to do a trim to see the birdbath for picture taking purposes.
I should be upstairs working on photos, but when there is a fallout of birds — how can I resist?