After a long winter and dreary early spring, beautiful sunny days have come to this small island off the Maine coast. One of the highlights of an early morning walk or run is hearing the birds–cardinals, robins, jays, chickadees, and especially the pileated woodpeckers whose noisy breakfast foragings resound through the woods. They’ve been silent so long, it’s good to have them back. Human visitors to the island are returning as well. The rumbling of cars over the old swing bridge increases every day and as always, it’s fun to see the island come alive again after a quiet winter.