A Great Egret was seen flying over Berlin Pond and then landed in the wetlands at the pond's southern end. The huge collection of Tree Swallows nearby included a few Barn Swallows and six (somewhat early) Cliff Swallows. Two Common Loons were also visiting the pond. (Perhaps they'll nest there.) A day later, an American Bittern showed up in a wet, roadside ditch on East Hill Road in Plainfield. The spring migration is about to move into high gear!