This morning as I walked there was a wonderful chorus. I heard birdsong all along my trail. There were robins, mourning doves, blue jays, chickadees and many others. It was cold this morning - so cold there was ice on my pond, in spite of last weekend's balmy temps and arrival of spring, but the birds were singing away. There were at least four-and-twenty blackbirds singing in one area, and a glorious cardinal calling in a meadow. What a wonderful way to start the day!