Today was a great birding day; the temperature was in the 60's and the sun was shining. In the field across from my house, I found a singing Brown Thrasher, the first one of the year. After watching several Tree Swallows dive bomb a circling Cooper's Hawk, I ventured into the woods. Just after entering the woods, I found a Blue-headed Vireo (another first of year bird) feeding in some flowering Red Maples.
Further up the trail, the Jack Pines were filled with Pine Warblers. There were at least 4 singing males, along with several females. Along this trail, I heard a group of Wild Turkeys and heard a Ruffed Grouse drumming. A pair of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers chased each other through the woods, while a Pileated Woodpecker sailed through the trees. Later, I had two more new year birds, a Gray Catbird and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
Butterflies were also flying: