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Nature Watch, March 22, 2023

Blue sky and spring in the air. We’re leaving the house for a lookabout when a line of heavy squalls and winds pours over the hill, whipping trees into alarming angles. Snow sweeps in, visibility drops, and it’s winter again. Yet a vanguard of birds is arriving on warmer fronts. Killdeer, a couple of redwing blackbirds, turkey vultures, and a kestrel have been spotted. Not an easy time for them. Nor for the barred owl, suddenly here, clearly hungry, perhaps dehydrated. Needing a mouse for both. The wind dies, clouds part, and the sun is shining. March!