I went for a late morning hike here in Stoney Creek. When I left my house at 10:30, it was already 81 degrees, and it reached 87 by the time I got home at noon. But vegetation is starting to turn green and the birds were active. I ended up with about 25 species this morning. Highlights included a pair of late season Pine Siskins, Yellow-rumped and Pine Warblers, and a few Swamp Sparrows. I thought I had a rare bird while in a wooded area, but the yellow-green markings on it face turned out to be a small flower in front of the bird, and it was a common Eastern Towhee.