Hard to believe it’s been almost a month since we last posted. Spring is in full stride here atop the Stanley Shale and there’s been an explosion of birds it seems. Most exciting was the arrival of the Baltimore Orioles. Ever since I was a little kid, I’d always wanted to see one (of the non-baseball variety), and suddenly four appear on our deck! Turns out April 27 was a great day for bird-spotting and was happy to hit the colorful bird trifecta — orange, blue and red as the orioles, indigo buntings and summer tanagers all came out to show off.