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?
A traveler, singer, novice photographer, humane gardener, and nature lover.