About ten days ago we noticed a great deal of robin activity in a large elderberry close to one end of the patio. A pair of robins was taking turns on a nest. A couple of days ago we got our first glimpse of this little guy (or gal). The parents are even more active now, flying in and out to feed their baby almost continually.
The goldfinches are here, even though there don’t seem to be many seeds for them yet. They rear their young late because they are almost exclusively seed eaters. We generally see them in late summer when the Rudbeckia and perennial sunflowers have set seeds. Neither has even begun to bloom yet, although the Rudbeckia subtomentosa is showing large buds.