A good day for birding. I went to Montclair, hoping to spot some birds in Mills reservation off Normal Ave. No luck there: a couple of Mourning Doves. Anderson Park, ditto: an American Crow, house sparrows, starlings...
So I returned to Aunt Pat's house.In her yard, in short order I saw:
two Gold Finches
scads of Cardinals
two Ruby Throated Hummingbirds
Chestnut-Sided Warbler(my first)
Egrets, Blue Herons, on the train ride through the Medowlands coming and going.