Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sign of spring

The first killdeer was sighted and reported by one of our Amish neighbors. They say spring is just around the corner. My mother always said that after the first robin is seen we will have one more snow and then spring. We are getting the snow this weekend so spring is on its way as I saw the robin just this past week.
The killdeer are migrating and usually are in southern Canada by early March. I didn't know that they travel day and night and sometimes can be heard on a moon lit night. I'll have to pay attention to that on the next full moon!
March 1 isn't until Monday so the spotted killdeer is early. Maybe spring will be early afterall!
Take joy.

1 comment:

Melinda said...

I never knew about the killdeer! That's pretty neat. We always watch for the first robin - but around here they sometimes overwinter in the underbrush. Spring can't come soon enough for me!