Saturday, February 20, 2010

Migration

I was out walking one of the dogs this afternoon when a small flock of sandhill cranes flew by, heading north. It seems a bit early, but I was glad to see them. They flew in a classic, sharply-pointed V formation, calling out that amazing stuttering trill (our battered copy of Peterson's field guide to Eastern Birds says it's "a shrill rolling garooo-a-a-a repeated").

One more sign that spring is on its way.

2 comments:

  1. Come on Spring! The daffodils are blooming here but we may get snow flurries Tuesday...ugg..this is South Texas for goodness sakes!

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  2. Melodie,

    I think the daffodils are little tricksters. When they bloom, that sunny yellow color gets us all excited about spring, but it is always way too soon; we will still have many nights with temperatures in the 20s ahead of us.

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