Will Spring Ever Arrive?
It will happen. Spring will come. It sure doesn't feel like it these days, but it will. Just this morning I took a short drive along the Root River Parkway in West Allis and was treated to the sight and sounds of a red-winged blackbird. A sure sign that spring is on the way. The call of that red-winged blackbird is indeed music to my ears on such a gloomy winter day. It instills hope in my birding spirit.
In fact, this morning, though I saw the blackbird, and a few cardinals, I did not see any others straight away. But I did hear them. So, I practiced a little birding by ear. In addition to the cardinal and the red-winged blackbird, I also heard woodpeckers, chickadees, robins, sparrows, and a few other calls I'm afraid I can't name by heart. Migration is coming, and this year I am ready. Are you?
4/2/2014 11:03:57 am
I felt the same way when I heard the red wing black bird. I stopped and tilted my ear to catch its song in the distance, wondering if I was imagining it, but no, I heard it. Then I thought, spring is not far away.
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A nature lover, bird watcher, wildlife fan, amateur photographer, humane gardener, traveler, and singer of songs. I've been keeping closer to home these days, and truly discovering the beauty that lies in TheParkNextDoor.