I arrived about 1 pm to find that the oriole had visited at 12:15 and again at 12:45. While waiting for him to reappear, I enjoyed watching the Carolina chickadee gleaning fiber from the twine hanger of a nest ball.
Gene Keferl from Brunswick timed his arrival perfectly as the bird showed up about 5 minutes after he did.
We waited around for another viewing, which came about 45 minutes later.
On Monday morning, Tim Miller called to report a First of the Season for him swallow-tailed kite in Effingham County.
On Tuesday evening, a northern parula – my first this spring – visited my birdbath.
Then on Tuesday evening, my friend Connie and I found a Louisiana waterthrush in the wet area at the back of her Talahi Island property.
long, spreading eyeline.
I was thrilled since many years the Louisiana waterthrushes slip through early and I miss them completely.
Of course, it wouldn't truly be spring without the soft warble and brilliant color of the male eastern bluebird. This handsome fellow was hanging out near a box on Pinckney Island. His date was nearby on a fence.
I can't wait to see who will show up next!