Friday 9 March 2012: Kuh-prrrrrrrrrr ...
... or something like that anyway. It's the sound of the red-winged blackbird and maaaaaaaan, were they loud! I roamed around the fish-hatchery for the first time in months and I was delighted to be greeted by their familiar sound. Spring!
This time of year they don't divebomb on you to protect their young so I felt safe enough to try to get close - besides, they were too busy trying to hook up anyway. Lots of macho displays :)
It was freezing cold, but it was lovely anyway.