The warm-blooded skunk cabbage is the first to shrug off the winter leaves.
A mourning cloak emerges faded from hibernation and basks on a sunny rock.
I startle a pair of blue jays from an apple thicket and they fly off -- oddly silent.
Do jays fall mute at nesting time?
The hawks are not quiet -- a red-tailed screams at me in annoyance and rides the wind away to the south.