Signs of Spring

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Nothing says spring to me like the sound of a redwing blackbird.  The past few days they have been in my yard by the hundreds

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They’ve been cleaning up around the feeders.

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Although there’s safety in numbers they are a cautious lot and spend much of their time landing and taking off.

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The sight and sounds are amazing.  Add it to a 60 degree day and I can almost breathe a sigh of relief but there’s still way too much snow.  Mud season has only reached my driveway.

 

2 thoughts on “Signs of Spring

  1. Have you ever run into a song called “Red-winged Blackbird?” I prefer James Keelaghan’s version, but this is what I found on YouTube. When I lived outside Chicago, the arrival of the red-winged blackbirds was a surer sign that winter was finally on its way out than any robin.

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