Been a slow start to the spring this year. And unlike last year were our lake did not freeze. This year it is taking its time thawing out. On this day there was quite a bit of open water here were the ducks n geese were gathering. As I stood there on the shore I watched as the ice moved and broke up. Pushing chunks of ice up here and there making for beautiful shots.The day after it was closed in again with only tiny patches here and there. I can only assume the winds have blown the ice all to this side and the other side hopefully is open.On April 11th I saw my first loon flying over towards the frozen lake. Hopefully out there somewhere it found open water.
Jen's Creative Photography
Friday, April 12, 2013
Again deer and squirrels are out all year. But spring is when you really start to see more of them along with our hybernating friends coming back.Was lucky to see all the deer as they came out from winter hiding to graze. Within a 3 day period we saw upwards to 100 in the fields ajoining between 2 concession lines.Along with the deer were quite a flock of wild turkeys complete with tom's. There fooling around so to speak would sometimes spook the deer as the turkeys flitted amongst the heard.During the day it is not uncommon to spot a raccoon taking a snooze way up in the tall trees. Black and grey squirrels are abundant here. We have some beautiful little guys around. This black squirrel looks a little ruff. Although very cute. Nesting squirrels sometimes often pull out their fur to line the nest for their newborns. Making them look a little odd I guess you could say!.
This spring has thrown everything at us. Snow,sleet,hight winds etc. And our wildlife,well they keep on pluggin. But in spite of it all, they are arriving and are starting to build and sit on their nests. Not all of these birds here migrate of coarse. Never the less they are all in spring mode even if the weather is not. I even saw a loon fly over the other day and over 100 tree swallows flitting over flooded fields. Mother nature may not want spring to arrive. But it is arriving regardless. And I for one am more than ready!!!