© 2014 by Barbara Copperthwaite.

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Honk if you want to migrate!

The noise was incredible - and distinctive. A clamouring, honking call repeated again and again by a large group. I knew immediately what it was, and rushed from the cover of trees I had been walking under, looking skyward the whole time. I had to see this sight, the first of this new season!

Finally I broke free...and there they were. Canada Geese flew just above treetop level, in their well-known V-shaped formation. They called to one another the whole time, creating a sound that dominated everything else. Istood still, staring up at them, eyes shining at the sight as they grew smaller and smaller and finally disappeared.

That migration truly is one of THE sights of autumn.