No doubt spring is here. Just look at the bright green grass! I know because I watch the birds and usually they tell me the season is changing. Last fall, for example, my bird feeder was overwhelmed by a voracious flock of Pine Siskins. This goldfinch-family bird is quite diminutive and easy on the eye but wow, can they consume food. That huge flock was in my neighborhood just a few weeks then it flit off to where ever siskins flit in the winter. Now, they’ve returned. The flock isn’t quite as large but these tiny birds are still a joy to watch.