Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Early sign of spring, with snow showers predicted



A flock of Canada Geese arrive at Scudder Pond every year around this time.  Some years I hear their loud honking overhead as they arrive from the south.  This year I only heard their honking after they had arrived.  Listen for the sound of a Red-winged blackbird at the end of the video.

Snow showers are predicted for next week.  The temperatures at night have dropped to freezing, and the sky has been so clear that the snow-covered Canadian Cascades have been fully visible in the last few days.  Bellingham is 25 miles from the border that separates Washington State from British Columbia.

4 comments:

ellen abbott said...

are you in Bellingham? do you know Linda Hoofnagle? it's been feeling like spring here for weeks for a few days at a time and then winter reminds us it isn't quite yet.

am said...

Yes. Linda Sue's husband was my dentist for many years (-:

robin andrea said...

Ah geese and red-winged blackbirds. The voices of a coming spring.

lily cedar said...

We won't have geese here until the end of March. I do love their honks.