Friday, January 31, 2014

Singing a different tune

They do it every year.

I'm talking about the birds.  As I've mentioned before, around the first two weeks of February, the birds begin singing a different song. For years, I thought I was hearing the birds that were vacationing in Florida coming back.

But I discovered that I was listening to my same old winter bird mates...only they had changed their tune.
Because they had noticed that it was getting warmer?


It's because DAYLIGHT is beginning to get LONGER.

At least, that's what it said when I googled the internet. And that must be right because our temperatures here in Virginia (and North Carolina) have been in the single digits for at least a week. So forget the "warmer weather" theory.

The only mystery left as far as I'm concerned is WHY this happened at least a week earlier than usual this year.

Must be global warming.