A. M. - Heard the clear, rather loud and rich warble of a purple finch and saw him on an elm. Wilson says they feed on the coverings of the blossoms. It is a distinct and peculiar note, not to be confounded with anything before it. I suspect that I heard one on the 1st of April, q. v.
P. M. - Surveying in Lincoln.
Large ant-hills in the woods, but no ants.
Evening on river.
Fine full moon; river smooth. Hear a slight snoring of frogs on the bared meadows. Is it not the R. palustris? This the first moon to walk by.