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Avocets leaving indicates a turn of the seasons - The Galveston County Daily News : Weather Watch

August 30, 2014

Avocets leaving indicates a turn of the seasons

Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014 11:42 am | Updated: 11:48 am, Mon Mar 3, 2014.

Early mornings may still have the bite of winter in the air, but spring has arrived; at least for the birds.

The big flocks of skimmers and terns seem to have dispersed already, there are fewer White Pelicans about and it is only a matter of weeks until the Sandhill Cranes take off from the western part of Galveston Island to return to their northern summering grounds.

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