Gearing Up For My Spring Countdown

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As I stand on the banks of the Kanawha River looking up I see the circling black shadows draw closer as they soar in the thermals. When the picture was taken, the days were just starting to grow noticeably shorter and the weather hadn’t changed yet. But the buzzards knew that it would soon be time to make a yearly voyage to their winter grounds.

As the days grow longer I’ve learned to watch the sky for the flights of the large black shapes to seen circling in the thermals. Most likely it’s still several weeks away but just like when swallows return to Capistrano the buzzards return to Glen Ferris. The usually arrive just prior to the buds on the trees opening and at a time when the spring storms start. We often hear tales of the Thunderbird. After observation of buzzards I have to wonder if the legend is rooted in the buzzard’s habitat of soaring in with the storms.

We’ll probably not see them for a while yet but I will be watching the sky because when I see them in clusters I know that Spring isn’t far behind. According to the calendar we have 37 days ( 36 by the time most people see this post ) but if Punxsutawney Phil is correct I should be seeing them any day now.

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