Spring must really be here. We spotted our yard's first hummingbirds of the year yesterday and again today. (Likely they were either Ruby-throated or Black-chinned; we get both, and I didn't get a good enough look at these yet. Perhaps tomorrow.)
A bit over a week ago, the Nashville Warblers arrived. The first one was almost misidentified as our sole winter warbler, the drab colored and nearly featureless Orange-crowned. I remember a comment along the lines, "That's the most dramatic Orange-crowned Warbler I've ever seen!" when the first Nashville appeared. The Nashvilles will eventually move on to more northerly locales to breed (not Nashville oddly enough), but for now we get to enjoy them.
And we have reliable reports from just down the road, that Golden-cheeked Warblers have arrived and been singing for a couple weeks now. Migration is on!
Or is it still winter? The Chipping Sparrows, American Goldfinches, and Cedar Waxwings are still hanging about in significant numbers. How much longer will they stick with us?