Last year at this time I remember ducks were flying everywhere. I don't think it was even possible to look in the air or water without seeing a flock of some sort of awesome waddler! But this year....after a really cold and long winter all of the ponds at St. Clair were still frozen over. There were quite a few flocks flying around but I'm not too sure where they were landing! Little patches of water did exist but only 4 pairs of Ring-necked Ducks and 1 Bufflehead were there. Even though it was a really small number, it was still so nice to see these guys after a year!
|Ring-necked Ducks and Bufflehead|
|St. Clair NWA from the Tower|
|Tundra Swans in farmers field.|
Back here in Peterborough the Otonabee River is pretty much all open, but I haven't seen anything too new around until yesterday. I was driving along the river through Trent campus and spotted some Tree Swallows!! First for the year, so certainly is a sign that spring is on it's way!