Another very spring-like day. Temperatures above freezing. Blue sky. And after reading Erin’s blog post about seeing 3 Pileated Woodpeckers at the Strathroy Conservation area, I just had to take some time out today and head over to the trails. At first it seemed very quiet, but eventually it seemed the birds started to wake up, singing and calling. The NORTHERN CARDINALS were especially vocal. BLUE JAYS were calling. CROWS were flying thru the trees. BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES were popping around from branch to branch in the trees. RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS were calling. I heard BROWN CREEPERS but could not spot one today. GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS put in an appearance also along with WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCHES. It really felt good being out in the fresh air today. Put a positive smile on my face. Spring was definitely in the air. Skunk Cabbage is even coming up. Seems early for all this, but winter just hasn’t left its stamp on things this year.