March 13, 2007

My Favourite Day!

I never know when it's coming... Could be early March. Could be late February. But when that day comes, I know it by the sound.
Even over the morning news on my iPod, I could hear the geese calling and honking, moving from the front of the V-formation to the back, as they migrated north. This is a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. Living on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, waterfowl are a common sight. From Great Blue Herons to snow geese, we see them all. A few years ago, we caught sight of a Kingfisher on the creek behind our salvage yard - in the middle of the city.
I am always bouyed by the sights and sounds of wildlife in the city. While it's usually the Medivac Helicopters landing at the nearby Shock Trauma Center, this morning it was the timeless sound of geese on their way north, following a path they've traced for years.

Welcome Spring!


  1. I know that feeling.
    When I was about 15 years old my biology teacher took my class for a field trip to see the spring migration of birds. We spent the night on a small islet on the south coast of Finland, slept out on the clifftop and woke up around 4 am to the sound of the birds. There were tens of thousands of birds in the sky, all headed north. It was a very moving experience.

  2. I love the sound of geese too and always think of it as a hopeful sound in the spring, although in the fall I find it mournful and melancholy.


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