Not much ice remaining on the lake. Maybe of third of the lake still has ice today. A couple more sunny days and winter’ll be complete.
We did see bout two dozen pairs of geese, mallards and grebes selecting nest sites. A couple grebes couples were collecting and placing materials on old nests. We had a fun moment watching one grebe wrestle a three foot twig onto his nest – the dude was persistent. And successful.
We watched an eagle approaching low towards the lake. Then a very loud alarm was shrieked by a goose as the eagle buzzed the lake. Soon, geese around the lake picked up the alarm. I pray some the waterfowl survive the eagles this summer. Last year, the eagles killed or scared off many of the nesting birds.