As I sit here writing this in Houston, at the end of March, you can definitely feel spring in the air. While the weather hasn’t quite accepted the fact that spring is here, the birds definitely have and you only need to step outside to see the evidence; bright yellow goldfinches, purple martins, barn swallows and chimney swifts cavorting about through the air, warblers arriving to brighten the treetops, mockingbirds singing as loud as they possibly can.
My springs in Calgary were a much more anticipated time than they are down here and I was always on the lookout for some of the feathered harbingers of the change of season, eagerly waiting. Here are some of the birds I really felt it meant spring.
And whenever I saw and heard swans flying majestically overhead, brilliant white plumage against clear blue sky I definitely flet like it was spring.
So while the swallows are still down here south, as are the hummingbirds and warblers, be on the lookout for your own harbingers of spring, you’re sure to see plenty in the days ahead!