It was only last Sunday when Claudia and I saw our first flock of geese. By Wednesday the skies were filled with myriad waterfowl, a good sign that spring is almost here.
Spring offically arrives at 1:32 pm Saturday, March 20th, but thousands of geese can't be wrong. If their arrival signals an early spring, it's okay with me.
While the larger ponds and marshes are still covered with ice, throngs of Canadas have been congregating in open fields and small patches of open water.
Some geese took advantage of the open water....
while others waddled in slushy snow.
A lone goose glides over the phragmites.
Preparing to touch down.
The respite is over...
once again heading for an unknown destination.
All photos were taken off Roberts Road along the southern perimeter of the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge. Special thanks to my grandson, Sammy, for his assistance!