You know spring is near when the South Brooklyn coastal communities are getting ready for the birds. Our area, blessed by the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, is a stopping point for more than 325 species of migrating birds.
Over by the golf course near Flatbush Avenue on the Belt Parkway, locals are kicking off the season with a word – and drawing – of warning to drivers getting on the highway. Scores of Canadian geese take to the area, many landing in the golf course itself. Sections of the fence are down to allow the birds access to the shore, but not before a perilous journey over the Belt.
Drivers, heed this advice: drive slowly on this section of the Belt Parkway (not that you have a choice).