Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Canadian gesse have been moving around the past three weeks. Some will actually head north while others were just moving in flocks to find feed in the corn fields.
We have a lot of birds that migrate through here in spring and the past two days we have had grackles and red winged blackbirds gathering in our trees. The red wings really make a neat sound as they make their distinctive calls in large numbers. It really is noisy to have them all chattering at the same time. The grackles are also very noisy as they chatter back and forth. We actually had two trees full of these birds so it was in stereo.
We saw a lot of small bird migrations while traveling to Chicago on Saturday. They are too hard to identify when they are so small. Some years we do have the pelicans fly through and land in the Lake Saylorville area. We see them more in the fall than we do in the spring.
Tomato plants are coming up in my east window. The soil is pretty rugged in condition but they are tough and came up anyway. I had wet frozen soil from a flower box and it really didn't thaw out into the loose soil condition. Once they are all up I may have to take a pointed tool and cultivate them to loosen up the hard dried out dirt.
It is Thursday and the sun is shining brightly. We ran a few errands yesterday and today we will taking the neighbor to visit a new Walmart in Boone, Iowa. She likes company when she shops and we usually stop to eat before we return home. KFC is close by and I am sure she is going to asked to go to that establishment. We actually drive to Boone by taking country roads up through timbered areas and farmland. Many times we see geese, turkey and sometimes deer in the road or along the roadside. It isn't windy today so the windchill will be nil and it might even be pleasant to get outside. We are sitting at 14 degrees F. right now and I believe we will get to 30 degrees today.
Thanks for stopping in today. I wish you all well.