Plus 7 degrees Centigrade today! Not as warm as the January thaw, when it got to plus 9C, and quite a wind to make it not very pleasant outside. But the black-capped chickadees are singing their spring song. You can play it at this site: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-capped_Chickadee/id
And two days ago, I found the very first pussy willows
The other plants are things to eat! Cilantro, arugula, kamut grass, and sunflower sprouts. I am also growing parsley on the kitchen windowsill, and radish, alfalfa and clover sprouts in one jar, and lentil sprouts in another.
And at last, the first Oregon Junco. Three and a half weeks later than last year! I at once put out the mixed bird seed. The chickadees don’t have strong enough beaks to eat the millet so I feed them sunflower seeds all winter. But the juncos have the right beaks for it.