he migrants are here!
Yesterday was a truly beautiful day, sandwiched between more winter like weather. The temperature was in the 60s and the wind was blowing, but not at a gale like it has been – and is again, today.
Two great blue herons flapped ponderously through the sky as I noticed that there is a great deal more water in the pond – now well on it’s way to being a lake – in the reclaimation area. I haven’t seen a Great Blue for months. One flew away, and the other circled and dropped back down. I slipped up to the top of a ridge hoping to see him and discovered that the little mixed flock of ten or so ducks and grebes and coots that had spent the winter here had suddenly expanded! Canadian geese, mallards, shovelers, pied grebes, Widgeons, and others that I could not identify in the light of a setting sun covered the water. They were crowded and restless, flocks taking off, circling and landing back in the water and setting off yet another group to do the same.
The migration is on it’s way!
The only camera I have left is my phone, so this is the best pic I could get. But spring is on the way – and with it new life, and hopefully, new gadgets! Like a new, digital camera, maybe? (Pic didn't turn out, sorry)
I can hope!