Today I was going a bit stir-crazy, and decided to get out for a walk. After picking new glasses for Jack, I headed up to the park, walking up the park road to the lake and then into the ramble. Shush city! Actually I was surprised how much ice there still was on the paths, I hope it melts soon.
I thought it would be great bird activity, a warmish day (43) after so many days of super-cold. But it was surprisingly quiet! On my way to the Thrush Spot, I saw a very large black squirrel at the very tippety-top of a bare tree. I thought, well that's brave, any hawk nearby might want to take a swipe at such a large lunch. Turns out some hawks would pass it up.
I left the thrush-hopeful crowd and headed back home. I did see ducks flying around several times, and there were plenty of mallards (and a few Canada geese) at that one open spot. There were also some gulls in the middle of the lake (maybe 10), I hope the ice opens up so we get some more water activity! I miss the different ducks. :-)