A sweet and beautiful harbinger of spring in.... February (when it's indeed needed!).
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Is this the stoner bird? They say his song sounds like "I-ammmm-soooo-lay-zeeee"
You know how they say not to lick toads? Well don't lick this one: it secretes a noxious compound from the warts on its back which can be lethal to small mammals. AND this toad also sometimes plays dead.
This bird serenades me for HOURS when I'm working in my garden. Now I understand why... it's known as a tireless songster.