In particular, thoughts are turning to those irascible love birds, Monty and Rose, who have done all they can to increase the number of endangered piping plovers by meeting and mating at Montrose Beach for the past few springs and summers.
The hour-long documentary that filmmaker Bob Dolgan produced, Monty and Rose 2, will be showing on WTTW Thursday night at 10pm, and again Friday morning on WTTW Prime, at 8am.
Tune in for an up close and personal look at our much-loved local couple!
And in breaking news, Monty has been spotted at his Texas winter home sporting breeding plumage ... but not for the last few days! Is he heading back for another summer romance with Rose? And is she coming up from her Florida winter home to meet him? Enquiring minds want to know.