A couple of days ago, Anne sent and I posted a photograph of a Warbling Vireo, with just its head sticking out of its nest. At that time, she also sent another photo shot from the same angle as the one above. That one has no eggs in it, while this one has two. Maybe there will be baby birds soon?
Today I worked. I also worked out. I biked to work today. Working on the weekend is no fun, but biking to work on the weekend was a joy. None of the rushing, scary, smog belching traffic that usually accompanies biking to work were present today. An additional plus was that almost all of my route was over smooth new pavement. New pavement is always a joy while bicycling.
After I returned home, I got my hair cut and then mowed the lawn, a double shearing. What is behind all of this frenetic activity is a spell of unusually pleasant Saint Louis weather. With highs only in the seventies and lows in the fifties that are hovering near the record low, I find that I have to pinch myself to remind me that I’m not dreaming all of this.
I think it might actually be a pair of Philadelphia Vireos, instead of Warbling Vireos. Any birders out there who can identify vireos?