We then started driving our "normal route" of dirt roads and heard this Mourning Warbler singing. Interestingly, it was exactly in the same spot that we had one last year, but that bird was found in early June not May 11th. This definitely seems to be an early sighting...at least for us.
Mark was in his element having the opportunity to rescue at least 3 different snakes. Since it was a little cool to start the day we found them out sunning on the dirt roads and it warmed up. Unfortunately, that makes me a total wreck driving, since I'm afraid I will run one over...which I have in the past. Luckily, for both me and the snake, Mark has an uncanny ability to spot these things quite a ways off.
We got home just after 4, having been out since before 6 a.m......it was a long and fun day in a beautiful part of Central Mass. Oh, and when I got home there had been a flower delivery sitting on the front porch (for who knows how long) It was a lovely tulip bouquet from my grandchildren for Mother's Day and they're still making me smile. Really who could ask for more....