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!