Yesterday, my girlfriend and I saw many skinny small birds fluttering from branch to branch that we could not identify. Today, with my camera, I realized they were probably Blue-headed Vireos (Vireo solitarius) which I have not seen before!
Another look at this beautiful vireo with its wide white spectacles.
The vireo flew to a hawthorn tree where a Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) caught my attention.
On the same tree was a Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula). I believe this kinglet may have been building a nest in the tree because two blackbirds appraoched the tree and forced the kinglet to temporarily move to another tree.
The kinglet stayed in this tree for quite a while and kept looking at the hawthorn tree.
A male Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) in the Arboretum.
Then I saw many Cellophane bees (Colletes sp.) flying low to the ground with the males trying to locate and mate with a female.
A bee with pollen all over its body.
I love springtime!