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GEESE, GROUNDHOGS & ROBINS

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Shot by Bonnie Patterson Collins - Lake Range Road, btwn 10th & 8th just N of the farmhouse on S side, south of Port Elgin

Is spring on its way?

Perhaps.

If a pair of robins sift through the snow to get to brush beneath – then yes.

If the sight of a groundhog sitting on a sandy-brown snow bank is a sign – then yes.

If pairs of geese on the wing – or  floating on melt-water in farm fields inundated by overflowing creeks and streams, are honking incessantly – then yes.

If starlings attack each other as they battle for space on the suet feeders – then yes.

If high snow banks shrinking on the shoulders of county side roads send streams across the asphalt that splatter your windshield when you drive through them – then yes.

If long leads crack open the thick ice up and down the Saugeen River, giving all manner of ducks and shore birds a place to swim – then yes.

Yes – spring, quite possibly  –  is on its way.

 

Written by metropolitanhomesickblues

March 13, 2011 at 2:18 PM

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