Sunday, March 24, 2013

They're Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is a bad image to be sure, but the first flocks of Canada Geese crossed into the Lanark Highlands in the last day or so and plunked themselves down in the snowy fields, looking unconcerned by all the white around them.  I may have seen a heron standing on the edge of the ice in the Clyde River yesterday, but I am not sure.

There is still deep snow for the most part, but here and there are open pools of water for swimming about, and on southern slopes there are bare patches of ground with enough "stuff" for munching.

All the talk here is of returning birds, and we trade snippets of information about them with enthusiasm when we meet on corners or in local shops.  Temperatures will rise this week, and the snow will begin melting, so the air will be filled with singing as throngs of geese make their way home. 

Seeing the great birds yesterday for the first time in months, I felt like dancing and greeted every bird that flew over my head.  Perhaps we are on our way at last.

6 comments:

Aisling said...

I haven't seen them return here yet, but they may have flown right over me on their way to you. How lovely and heart-lifting it is when the migratory birds return. I am taking a walk this afternoon (too lazy to do it this morning!) and hope to see some who have just come home.

liliannattel said...

I was just thinking about spring this morning. It's an image that makes me smile.

Jennifer said...

What a welcome sight!!!

Rain Trueax said...

I love watching the geese when they arrive or leave. My kids who have a place on Klamath Lake said the last of the ice left it last week. This week the air was full of geese and sandhill cranes. Very cool and I am so ready for summer even though my area of the PNW had a particularly light winter.

Prairie Star said...

Yayy!!!!!! :)

Maggie Emm said...

Hurray!
That makes me hopeful for us over here too - we have grape hyacinths blooming in sub-zero temperatures...