On my way home from breakfast at a local restaurant this morning I was greeted to the sounds of Ring-billed Gulls. I saw them hovering near the road and did the proverbial double take! I thought to myself "I guess spring actually is coming!"
This played out as I was rushing to get some groceries and head back home as another winter storm was about to hit us with around 20 cm of snow! Yup - there is a blizzard out there as I write this.
I remembered writing a similar blog posting on gulls and was curious to see the date. It was March 9th, 2011 and you can read it here. It is eerily similar in that a snowstorm was about to hit then too.
Gulls don't seem to have their schedule quite as finely tuned as Swallows (at least those in Capistrano if we believe the stories) but they are just as amazing to me. Just like the return of Canada Geese and Red-winged Blackbirds, they are a welcome sight and sound!