Spring is certainly coming early. Okay, the creeping charlie and an occasional dandelion have been blooming pretty much all winter, so those blooms don't 'really' count. But I saw crocus' blooming north of Baltimore on Wednesday, and some unidentified white blooms here in the boonies yesterday.
But what I've never seen before Thursday was .... turkey vultures doing a mating dance. It's EARLY for them - by a month or so. And, after looking it up, it was in a somewhat unusual location. But it was a mating ritual.
I know my mating rituals.
The unusual part was that it was taking place not on the ground, but on a 'modern branch'. That is ... on the 'horizontal' arched part of a street light. But the half-open wings and the movements jibe with what the online sources say the dance is.
It was way cool to see, even if the timing screams 'climate change issues'.