Sensing A Shift Towards Spring

I am sensing a shift towards spring. Yesterday I saw several high flocks and heard reports of snow geese on the move. Some reports of them moving south and west the geese I saw were moving north and west. I read about huge flocks of snow geese in the Ewing Bottoms In southern Indiana. That is my favorite spot to watch the sandhill cranes this time of year. The sandhill cranes are also being reported as showing up at Cecilia, Kentucky.

I always pictured in my mind that birds would fly south and spend the entire winter then return to their homes their breeding grounds in the spring. I believe I was wrong on that. That at a certain point of the lengthening of daylight the birds start a push towards home. Mid-Winter. The eagle numbers at the river here lesson, I begin to see less feeding each day. Some of the area eagles will nest soon or already are laying eggs. Old man winter usually shows up again in February. It has been one of the warmest January’s I can recall here in Western Kentucky. No, I won’t wish for spring, take it as it comes. Sure after these long stretches of overcast dreary skies a bit of sunshine would be appreciated…

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Today’s Flashback Photo Sharp Shinned Hawk

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2 Responses to Sensing A Shift Towards Spring

  1. I’m hoping for an early spring so I’m glad you’re seeing signs. It looks like the first half of February might bring a good taste of winter here.
    That grebe is a strange bird. It looks almost prehistoric.
    You’re getting plenty of great shots in spite of the clouds. I hope I can do the same this weekend.

    • Grampy says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      Yes, winter will still give us more to deal with. The grebes are tiny, smaller than coots but I see them catching crayfish and small fish. Thank You, Good luck this weekend, still a lot of rain in our forecast for the weekend which may be snow up your way.

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