The first rain-free weekend in several and the temperatures have plummeted into the high 50's. Crazy weather. I had hoped for a very good day today but the wind has been blowing at a steady clip and not much was out.
The Barn and Tree Swallows have arrived and were active over the pond this morning. They are lively, fun birds to watch and have a pleasant chatter.
A male Eastern Towhee, with its almost metallic sounding song at times was out singing proud. Even though they are year round residents, I think they are quite handsome birds with their striking red eye.