This morning I can hear Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) overhead after a hot summer when I have heard few. Listening to them I realize that soon summer will end and the colorful season of fall will begin. When I hear the geese calling I think of brisk mornings, the sound of their wings and flocks flying in their V formation.
Many species of birds will migrate through on their way to their wintering grounds and the birds that we see here in winter will slowly start to trickle in. I’m looking forward to seeing more raptors, ducks and geese.
I will miss the birds I see in the summer, the Loggerhead Shrikes, Long-billed Curlews, Sage Thrashers and more but I am looking forward to more opportunities with the common but delightful Canada Geese.