Seen and heard on a walk on County Road 7 this morning: Indigo Bunting,near the corner of #45 and 7; Bobolink - in the farm field. If you have never heard a Bobolink, it is a delight. Best time is early morning.
Warblers of note: Mourning, Yellow-rumped, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Northern Waterthrush, Redstart, Chestnut-sided, Canada
Spring ephemerals have been abundant. My lunchtime stroll in our back yard revealed Juneberry, bluebells, Marsh Marigold, Strawberry, Wood Anemone, Star Flower, Nodding Trillium, and at least two as of yet unidentified varieties.
The wildflower gals of Cook County post regularly to this site about what they are spotting on their excursions. Very fun to read: http://www.bwca.cc/wildflowers
We saw our first Monarch butterflies of the year this evening. Four of them stopping at dandelions and serviceberry flowers. Yesterday, heard our first Veery. Tonight, many are singing. Blackflies are very active.
We have had a male hummingbird for the past week come to our feeder several times a day. The visits have been very sporadic. But they are back.
For directions, and to find out if the bird is still present, call Rick Anderson, 475-2421.