Our broad-winged hawk returned to the mowing’s edge yesterday, along with tree swallows. Bluebirds are holding their own with the boxes so far. Flushed a woodcock three days ago, but still silence in the evening. Two evening grosbeaks made a brief appearance at the feeders, put out again during this latest cold snap. Two pine warblers continue at the suet, after arriving more than a week ago. Hermit thrush returned last Tuesday and flickers and kingfishers late in the week. Two field trips to the Hinsdale Setbacks (technically NH), one of those with Southeastern VT Audubon, turned up a persisting palm warbler fallout of more than 58 counted birds, but easily more than that with those missed. FOY blue-gray gnatcatcher, tree and rough-winged swallows, pine warbler, ruby-crowned kinglet, double-crested cormorants, and many regulars there too. Buffleheads seen sailing down the state line in the CT River from Riverside Dr. in Brattleboro. And many turkey vultures in all accustomed locations up and down the mountain. Spring is finally warming up!