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Signs of Spring

Post by Oldav8tor » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:27 am

Here in the Thumb of Michigan the signs of spring are arriving a little early. The Redwing Blackbirds returned almost two weeks early and other migratory birds are making an appearance. Temps have been above freezing, we've had a string of days with nice blue skies and the Sun actually has some warmth in it. Now, if the mud will only dry up I'll pull the Model T out and truly celebrate the end of winter. Hopefully the rest of you who live in northern climes are seeing some positive changes too.
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Post by Steve Jelf » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:13 pm

Here in the approximate geographical center of the lower 48 the birds have been announcing their territories for a couple of weeks, the ten day forecast shows highs all in the sixties, and grass is starting to green. In a couple of weeks the redbuds around Chickasha will be starting to bloom, then here a week or so later.

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Redbuds are a nice feature of spring in these parts.
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Signs of Spring

Post by TWrenn » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:44 pm

Die Vögel zwitzschern, but haven't seen nor heard the Red Winged Blackbirds yet. They are the true harbingers of spring for sure.
Good to hear they're further north!


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Re: Signs of Spring

Post by Dennis Prince » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:43 pm

When I was in the towing business the two sure signs of spring were increased number of lock outs and old guys on mopeds. Now I listen for the frogs after dark, so far no frogs.


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Re: Signs of Spring

Post by Kuhner » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:51 pm

Peepers have been singing here for a couple nights.
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Re: Signs of Spring

Post by Joe Voller » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:21 pm

Haven,t hear frogs, crickets or birds for years, sort of miss those sounds. Should have wore hearing protection.


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Re: Signs of Spring

Post by Wayne Sheldon » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:39 pm

Here, last night, we smelled the first skunk of their amore season! Can't say it is my favorite early sign of spring.


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Re: Signs of Spring

Post by Scott C. » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:25 am

Just like Wayne said, I have been seeing the skunks. That is a sure sign of spring. Also the daffodils are up and have buds about ready to bloom.


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Re: Signs of Spring

Post by DHort » Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:10 am

No flowers here yet. My wife claims she saw a Robin. Better hurry up and get out there to do some pruning. The cherry tree is ready to pop.


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Re: Signs of Spring

Post by Gonenorth » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:33 am

Up here in the near tundra of northern WI winter persists, but there are some signs of spring. The lake has been rumbling underneath the ice. A sure sign the ice is beginning to weaken, the trumpeter swans have started to return to open water, and the piles of snow are gradually shrinking. Bears have also been making periodic forays from their dens. Saw a nice one just south of Superior, WI ambling down a gravel road a week ago. But, being this far north you can bet winter has a couple more blasts in store for us.

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Re: Signs of Spring

Post by Quickm007 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:41 am

Here in the North, Still snow... So I decided to take one week off in Florida next week. See my dog Wasabi smell snow as well :lol:
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Re: Signs of Spring

Post by kelly mt » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:59 am

Mud season has arrived here in Montana, along with more snow. Spring for sure.
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Re: Signs of Spring

Post by Ruxstel24 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:09 pm

Nearly full “worm” moon.... what could say spring more than worms ?? :D
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Re: Signs of Spring

Post by Steve Jelf » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:24 am

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Re: Signs of Spring

Post by Playswithbrass » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:43 am

We have seen robins, red winged blackbirds, red tail hawks. We are near a tundra swan stop over area and all yesterday the swans were non stop. As many leaving as coming in
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Re: Signs of Spring

Post by Ruxstel24 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:33 pm

Nice today, pole shadows are getting shorter !! ;)
Unfortunately after 65 degrees today it will be in the 20s by morning. :roll:
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Re: Signs of Spring

Post by Scott_Conger » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:42 pm

First Flicker of the year drummed on my roof this early AM. Thus starts the daily shoo-ing away of flickers from my cabin. Brother, they can do some REAL damage. :(
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Re: Signs of Spring

Post by Dallas Landers » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:04 pm

Ya Dave, signs of spring. Your getting the T together! :lol: :lol:
65 here at 5am and 35 now. Snow sunday. Yup spring is here!

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Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:56 pm

70º yesterday, 35º at noon today, and the forecast says 27º in the morning. Then back to 76º by Wednesday. It's the spring roller coaster.
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Re: Signs of Spring

Post by George N Lake Ozark » Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:17 am

Yep same here in the Ozarks Steve Never trust March and April here. Weather rumors say there might be a blizzard in upper Midwest next week. Ain’t over till its over.

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