blue sky, bright sun!!!
in second flower
Oskar is happy again....
started flowering in January here and keeps flowering....
such a grateful "species"!
...do we hear the sound....????
That distinctive and unmistakeable sound?
The calls from a large flock of cranes
signal undeceptively the transition into:
The whole air is filled with that wonderful sound echoing from the valleys!
The migration of cranes from southern warmer climates has started,
passing over La Pouyette!
Like every year - since I can think back!
In huge flocks les Grus Grus fly over the countries
heading towards North-East to their breading grounds,
and group themselves into V-shaped formations.
Why do they fly in a V ?
Scientists have determined that the V-shaped formation
that cranes and wild geese use when migrating serves two important purposes:
First, it conserves their energy. Each bird flies slightly above the bird in front of him,
resulting in a reduction of wind resistance.
The birds take turns being in the front, falling back when they get tired.
In this way, the birds can fly for a long time before they must stop for rest.
The second benefit to the V-formation is that it is easy to keep track of every bird in the group.
Flying in formation may assist with the communication and coordination within the group.
Fighter pilots often use this formation for the same reason.
just resting a bit on the thermal above La Pouyette,
...having discussion about the next leadership...
rebuilding the formation....
...and off they go!
The typical trumpet-like calls of the cranes which go all over our countryside,
their impressive V flights which glide over Men's heads…
These moments remain magic!
And rhythm my Spring activity.
The long trip of migratory birds
is surely one of the most fascinating spectacle that Nature can offer.
Spring is certainly around the corner....
...and we're so pleased to watch a lovely sunset - yet again!
My next post will be:
Old Linen - Monograms
|Common Crane - Grus Grus: here||and here|