A Year on Clear Lake-Apr 5, 2013

Double, Double Toil and Trouble–April 5, 2013

Like the three witches in Shakespeare’s MacBeth, these three egrets seem to be conspiring together atop the marina bulkhead. Whether their presence foreshadows strange doings in the kingdom, or just a return of bird-life to the waterhole, I’m happy to see them again.

Speaking of  being happy to see birds, the folks in Fairbanks, Alaska are celebrating the first sightings of Canadian Geese at the nearby Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. The geese are on their way to the artic for summer breeding.  Their arrival marks the unofficial official start of spring in that far northern city. Their arrival this year is the second earliest since they began tracking in 1976.

In years past the Alaska Natives would celebrate their arrival with a song.  Some still practice the tradition. I think I need a song – I’ll work on that.