2013 ¬© Christopher MartinI love this photo by Christopher Martin¬†. What says ‘spring’ in the Catskills better than these two earliest heralds of the season? The redwing blackbird is unmistakable with its flashy red epaulettes but the willow- well, I’d need a good hand lens and a working knowledge of willow stamens to tell you which species the photographer has captured here. Check out your local wetland- even though the landscape is a far cry from green, you’ll find these two out and about already!