Spring seems to have finally arrived in full force at my home. Saturday I saw a moving mass around my cherry tree. A swarm of bees showed up to pollinate the blooms.
Then while I was out back repotting my vegetable plants into bigger pots, I saw a Baltimore oriole at a feeder with grape jelly. Later a catbird arrived to eat some jam.
Robins stay year 'round, but the oriole and catbird are the real indicators of spring. Any day now a hummingbird will be showing up.