Well, spring really did get here. Yesterday in Twin Cities it got to be 59 degrees. Had the day off to scope a location for National Park Service bird banding program coming up. Found several species of birds either singing, or fueling up. American Goldfinches were singing and eating on recently budded trees; American Robins were singing and eating; Red-bellied Woodpecker was working his tongue (see pic) into bark for grubs; got a red-tailed hawk with a very full crop!; and finally, Dark-eyed (slate colored) juncos, SINGING! Birds of North America lists this as an occasional occurence on non-breeding grounds, so not unheard of. Pretty great to see and hear, though!