It is the start of the short, quick season of birds at their most colorful in feathers and voice.

Finding lovely birds in the amazing new spring foliage can make for us a challenging — if not occasionally frustrating — way to pass time. But the effort can be so worth it.

Bonnie Portzline is a member of South Mountain Audubon Society and a birding photographer who offers free slideshows for the community: bonitapo@comcast.net.

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