A particular treat today was the presence of a pair of Blue-winged Teal, which I have found to be uncommon on the mid-Atlantic coast and rare in Vermont.
|Blue-winged Teal - pair|
|Mallard - hen on nest|
American Tree Swallows were staking claim to nest boxes and actively seeking to pair bond.
|American Tree Swallows|
|American Tree Swallow|
Carolina Wren males were singing with enthusiasm. I observed several individuals who were giving a buzzy call, were not singing, and who appeared to be in early stages of finding/building nests in hidden places.They were also less richly colored. I suspect these were females.
|Carolina Wren (female?)|