It is Friday, time to lighten up a bit. . . .
Most of my blog posts, most of the time, have something to do with fish and fishing, almost always in Nebraska. However, from time to time I like to mix in some about wildlife and hunting or even trapping. This is going to be one of those times. Do not go grumbling and quit reading, follow along. I know you enjoy the whole experience while you are fishing as much as I do.
Recently, I found this video posted on-line. It is a great video about one of my favorite places in the whole, wide world. The wildlife I see in that place is no small part of why I love it so much. Take the time, watch the whole video, you need the break, and you will learn something while you are at it:
I am old enough to remember when we hardly ever saw a Canada goose in the Nebraska sandhills, let alone a trumpeter swan. Now, it seems geese are as abundant as meadowlarks, and we commonly see swans too. A few springs ago my son and I came across a wet meadow that was full of dozens, if not hundreds of swans. It was an amazing spectacle.
I love the sound of trumpeters. I swear that sound carries for hundreds of yards, if not miles. More than once I have heard that distinctive, haunting, deep “herron-nnn” several minutes before the birds that made it flew by.
Any day I am on sandhills water, and I have a trumpeter fly-by, is a great day, indeed. Come to think of it, I am past due for another one or two of those days. . . .