Ponder this:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

For the first time this season

The voice of the male red-winged blackbird is heard in the land.
And I am a happy woman.
Life will go on.

19 comments:

Friko said...

Does that mean we have actually survived another winter?
Or is this an early bird that promises to catch the worm and then reneges on the promise?

DJan said...

A friend of mine in aerobics class this morning said she heard the first frog yesterday! It's really coming, spring is coming, tra-la! :-)

Rubye Jack said...

We've had a resurgence of life within the last couple of weeks here. The frogs and crickets are already getting noisy. A good noisy though.

Barb said...

I see a snowstorm on your horizon. You heard it here.

Woodswalker said...

I've heard that they're back, but I've yet to hear that "conk-a-REE-ah!"

esbboston said...

I heard the first sign of me the other day (that wasn't a cough) and thought, "Spring! Soon!"

Olga said...

Red wing blackbirds always say spring to me even more than robins.

Muffy's Marks said...

When I hear the red-winged blackbird, I know spring is on its way. Neat photo!!

June said...

Oh, it's early, and there might well be snow again . . . but they're back for the season now and that is A Good Thing!

Linda Myers said...

We have a couple of branches from the weeping cherry we pruned. They're on a vase on our dining room table. Last week they had a hundred dead-looking bumps on them. Today they're blooming, right on the table!

georgia little pea said...

my goodness, there are a lot of happy readers here. PAH! autumn hasn't drifted in here, it's plummeted down.

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Aren't the first signs of Spring wonderful? Your post made me smile.

Vicki Lane said...

We rarely see these lovelies on our farm -- but we are seeing frogs and groundhogs and the first tulip has bloomed...

Pauline said...

Isn't that just the best spring sound? It's the first sign I look for. Here they return just as the pussy willows are silvering and I spy them in the same swamp.

Sightings said...

Thanks for the nice photo. B just cut some pussy willows this morning and put them on the dining room table. Next up: forsythia!

47 said...

what a beautiful bird. I choose to believe winter is over. I planted my garden already! ;-)

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

How stunning June, I have never heard of or seen this bird (naturally) but what a treat for me!

Hilary said...

They're my harbinger of spring, also. We've been hearing their beautiful bleeeeeak sounds for about a week, now. Lovely shot.

Carolynn said...

We have about 30 of these birds at our birdfeeder right now. I love their song, too and am happy to fill their tummies.