Spring Birds

The robins arrived today. Heard one singing this evening at the top of a maple in the yard. Also saw the first flock of goldfinches. And walking the dogs up on the Morgan Road this afternoon, we heard & then saw a small hawk, possibly a sharp shinned hawk, though the light was behind him so it was hard to know for sure. The ice is finally melting on the runoff pond for the dam, a wide S of open water was visible this afternoon. Lost all the snow cover over the last two days except for the ditch lines & deep shadows.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.