The rain returned today, but the birds were still singing. It was mild, with highs in the mid-50°s (F).
Male cardinals are holding forth, singing up a storm -- and establishing their territories. This was a post about another male cardinal in late February.
This male was up in the Yoshino cherry trees near the geology museum (in the garden where I work). He was singing loudly - check out this recording.
They have a wonderful song (or call) -- distinctive and recognizable.