In early March, Central Park NYC sparkled under snowy layers. As visitors we rather enjoyed the scenic beauty, but the locals with whom we talked had had enough and were keenly anticipating warmer weather. While those ubiquitous of species the Canada goose and mallards look happily adapted to the frigid conditions. I was interested to learn that the ornithologists have recorded sightings of over 250 different bird species through the seasons. “Anyday now,” said one eager bird watcher, ” spring will bring with it the migrants. Soon we will see the first warblers. ” I imagine their song will be a welcome sign of the season’s change.