Sunday, April 10, 2016

Definitive Proof of Spring

In Fairbanks, the one sure sign that spring has arrived is the arrival of birds at Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. It's kind of hard to see them in these iPhone pictures but there are quite a few swans out there in addition to the ducks and geese. These pictures were taken around 7:45 on Friday evening. It's now after 9 pm and it still not quite sunset. Quite the change over the last month or so and we are picking up daylight at around 6 minutes per day.

There are quite a few geese out towards the barn. We did move closer but a regular camera would've been a better option than the iPhone so I didn't try to take any more bird pictures.

6 comments:

SonjaM said...

Isn't the long days the best part of being in your neck of the woods, that and the lack of white stuff...?

RichardM said...

Yes the long days are one of the nicest aspects of this time of year. Tomorrow, I head north where the sun is above the horizon over 16 hours per day. But it still "feels like" -9°F.

Bluekat said...

Nice to see everyone getting their spring weather. The long days, what a treat!

RichardM said...

I think that I really don't have anything to complain about. This has been one of the warmest, driest winters in a long time. At least it seems that way to me. All of our precipitation got funneled into the PNW.

Trobairitz said...

Hooray for signs of spring. It must be nice to see the swans return.

I think we did get your precipitation, although the last week or two has been pretty nice and dry. Everything seems to be blooming now creating a sneeze-fest. Achew!

RichardM said...

I heard that there were over 90 swans at Creamer's Field yesterday.