MALE GOLDFINCH at the feeder this morning. Head and throat beginning to look quite yellow. He looks a little mottled and shabby right now, but the bright yellow is definitely coming. I noticed a healthy looking DANDELION plant growing out of the building that houses the UVM Dairy Bar. The leaves were big and green. It looked as if it might produce a flower any day. The ASPEN TWIGS I brought indoors last Saturday (3/31) are beginning to swell. TREE SPARROW perched in the shrub outside the kitchen window. Bright PURPLE FINCH MALE too. They’re trying to get to the feeder. SNOW SQUALLS yesterday and last night covered the ground with snow, so the feeder is especially active today.