The morning walk at Longmeadow Flats was attended by nine birders who saw 31 species. We began the walk under overcast skies and the light was not great for birding. It cleared up within an hour and we started seeing a good number of “first of the year” birds. There were two Yellow Warblers, a Gnatcatcher, at least seven Palm Warblers, and two Towhees, the last at close range. We found two Red-headed Woodpeckers in the usual area, one of which was persistently checking out a nest hole. The Tree swallows put on an aerial show for us and a Rough-winged Swallow joined in as well. We counted seven Great Blue Herons, four of them hanging around together near the woodpeckers. The most common bird was the Yellow-rumped Warbler - at least a dozen. It was a nice beginning to the spring migration.