On last Thursday morning, I looked out the window to see the first white crowned sparrow of the year.  A bit larger than the normal house sparrow, with a distinctive white marking on its head.   The image above is from www.whatbird.com  .  Lovely.  The lilac trees host a variety of birds each year, and this is getting to be the busy time of year for them.  I have hanging feeders in the trees that I keep full all winter.  Two bird baths that I fill each morning with quite warm water, depending on the weather.  Birds are a gift, and I am always happy to see them. 

Have paperwork issues to get ironed out, and hungry critters to feed. Enjoy your day and stay safe please !