OK, it's mid-April, nice weather (actually GREAT weather - it turned out to be 80 degrees...Hurray!!); should see some migratory birds in the park, right? Wrong! Not one warbler did we hear or see. As predicted, we saw this towhee and many of his cousins. Also saw catbirds, downy woodpeckers, turkeys, and heard a flicker. A few deer crossed our path (NO BEAR). Other than that, it was pretty quiet in the woods.
It was a lovely day to be in the mountains anyway.
The towhees are always ready for a photo-op.
Not so, this turkey!
How grumpy looking is this guy? I can't believe I photographed another snake! But he was very skinny and quiet - I think he must have just come out and was trying to warm himself. (He may have to go right back under his rock - it's going to get chilly again after a stormy week-end. )