Mar 03 2009
This morning it was 6oF outdoors with a wind chill of -8. Today I’m wishing especially hard for spring. When will I be able to put away my parka and wear a jacket instead?
Chuck Tague gave me a hint when he published his phenology for early March. It spurred my appetite and made me wish for…
- The First of Year common grackles arriving with the blackbird flocks.
- Especially large flocks of robins singing at dusk and dawn for about two weeks this month.
- More sunlight in the evening after we turn the clocks forward for Daylight Saving Time. This year it’s on March 7 so sunrise on March 8 will be at 7:45am, sunset at 7:16pm.
- Intensive peregrine courting and the start-up of the Pittsburgh falconcams.
- Mud Season: I’ll switch from snow boots to mud boots.
- and Jacket Weather! (Thanks to Joan Tague for telling me about this celebration.)
Spring is just around the corner.
I gotta believe!
(photo by Chuck Tague)