Bird In The Snow

It must be a bird.  The ribbed crescents its wings.

I’ve seen them before, those soft scratchings in the snow.  I’ve always imagined the feathers lightly brushing the dusty surface of fresh snow barely making a mark, as the bird spreads its wings for balance.

But I don’t really know how the story behind the tracks.

It does always seem a wonder to find this delicate signature undisturbed. Like a fleeting fossil, I know it won’t last long.  Soon someone will trample it, the wind will erase it or falling snow will fill it in.

Another bird in the snow.

2 thoughts on “Bird In The Snow

  1. I read and saw a picture somewhere that this is the marking of a raptor and it’s food. This photo looks like the photo I saved.

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