Monday, March 15, 2010

Hope, muted

Winter just got a little sand-colored, orange-legged, breast-banded stake driven through its icy heart.*

I made my March pilgrimage this weekend to greet the newly-arrived Piping Plover at Sandy Hook, where it felt very gray and wet and winter-like, but hopeful, still. Woodcock are next, if it'll ever stop raining and blowing!

*C. Vogel, quoted without permission from Jersey Birds, on his find of a Piping Plover at Cape May yesterday.


Rabbits' Guy said...

He'll be flattered!

Gosh but the weather news is so rotten from back there!

bobbie said...

Sooner or later, it's got to stop! The plover does bring some hope.

dguzman said...

I saw a Piping Plover there last year! Neato.