Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall Notes: Harbingers

A taste of what's coming. On the ridge tops a dusting of white from the leaden clouds.

Overhead, exactly twenty sandhills flap by, calling out, according to Peterson's Field Guide to Western Birds,  their shrill rolling garoooo-a-a-a's, and tuk-tuk -- tuk-tuk -- tuk-tuk's, and even a gooselike onk.

They fly determinedly into the distance--heading north.

But they'll figure it out. And so will we.

1 comment:

  1. It's also come to Northern California. The snow level this morning was 4000 which was just up the street.