Tuesday 5 March 2024

The "true" sign of the return of Spring

 Dear Folk and Gentle People,

You want to know when Spring will appear on the ground and not as an event from a white-domed astronomer? Well, listen up

We are not concerned with Punxsutawney Phil

Nor with Wiarton Willie whose accuracy ranges from 90% for the "believers" to 25% which is worse than just random guessing - so systematic - do as I say, not as I do`.


Rather, look for the return of the snow birds, they know.

 (They said I was gullible - a good trait for a wise old bird - and I believed them.)

These are my "snow birds" and they were escorting the equivalent of the groundhog, the Sandhill cranes:



And now Spring has sprung and released ....
Whatever that is?

PS That was yesterday, Mon Mar 4 and the temperature was plus 18°C on 2 independent thermometers about 10m apart - so it must be true?

1 comment:

  1. The Cranes of Ibycus/Die Kraniche des Ibykus
    Friedrich Schiller