Tonight after sunset we walked out onto the prairie and found ourselves surrounded by at least a dozen male Woodcocks performing their mating ritual. After calling from the ground for for several minutes they launch themselves into the air to give an ecstatic zig-zag aerial display. It is a rare treat!
At the same time all the tiny ponds and puddles around us were filled with the intense spring mating calls of Spring Peepers; a tiny frog.
High overheard we heard flocks of Snow Geese honking as they flew north.
These sounds let me know Spring is here.
Click here to see a video on YouTube gives you a sense of what I’m talking about.