This latest edition of KLYQ's Metcalf Wildlife Journal is all about the early returns of migrating birds.

Bob Danley has a report from the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge about red-winged blackbirds, rough-legged hawks, swans and more. The photos included on our YouTube channel show some great trumpeter swan "displays," as they try to attact a female's attention.

Things really are edging toward spring, even with a Sunday coating of snow in the Bitterroot Valley March 5.

The audio reports from the Metcalf are heard on Thursdays during our 7:30 a.m. Bitteroot Morning newscast on KLYQ 1240 AM in Hamilton and at www.klyq.com. Of course, we add the pictures and get it on the YouTube channel soon after. Speaking of that .....