This tiny bird makes it way up into north-eastern United Dtates every year. This year he was several days late and I nearly missed him. With all the cold, wet weather in the last weeks, I can't blame him.
Went to a neighbour, Laurie, today to watch hawks, but they kept their distance. Did, however, get a shot of this nuthatch coming headfirst down a nearby tree. It was good to see them in their proper habitat and not just around the feeders.
Erythronium americanum or American Dog's tooth violet or Trout Lily. This is a first for me and seems to be one of the first here in upstate NY, although with the amount of young leaves showing there's going to be quite a show on this damp meadow.