Spring Migrations

Mountain Bluebird

Mountain Bluebird in the Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada  © SB

Snow and freezing rain today, but I know spring is here because migration is beginning, and hibernation ending.

This past week, I’ve seen a gopher (Richardson’s Ground Squirrel) — albeit on a snow bank, with a snowball in his paw.

I’ve fed an American Tree Sparrow at our backyard feeders and watched hundreds of Horned Larks swirl over grid roads near Regina.

And I’ve photographed the magically iridescent flashes of Mountain Bluebirds along the sun-warmed slopes of the Qu’Appelle Valley.

Spring. Migration. Movement, new beginnings. Every year at this time, I wonder what change is on the wing, what beauty it will bring.