After  over a week of unseasonably cold northerly winds that held spring bird migration back things changed overnight and we are in a south-westerly air flow that’s a bit warmer. Quite a change and we have spent half the day glued to the windows watching the garden, especially the waterfall, as bird after bird dropped by for a splash and a breather. Wonderful.

The pictures are mostly not hang on the wall quality as they were taken at a distance and mostly through a window but they will give a sense of the excitement.

Birds sen in the garden on Friday were:

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) 1 
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) 1 
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1 
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 1 
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 1 
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 2 
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 1 
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) 2 
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 3 
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1 
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) 1 
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 5 
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 1 
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 2 
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 1 
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 2 
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 2 
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 4 
Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) 1 
Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina) 1 
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 1 
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 3

Click on any thumbnail in the gallery below to see the birds full size and splendid.