.......................................... Strix the harbinger
...........................................guards OakWood's gate, ever asking,
.............. . ......................................"Whooo passes this night?"

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Oakwood Ice


I took the picture at 8:00 PM this evening. The remaining ice is floating slush. Temperatures are predicted to reach 70 degrees tomorrow, but I suppose the water temperature is still in the 30s. There are rafts of hundreds of divers - bluebills, cans and redheads on the big lake. Also a few assorted mergansers, golden eyes and spoonbills. Yesterday we saw a bald eagle on the soft ice shelf tearing apart a large fish, probably a carp, but maybe a northern pike. It's spring.

1 comment:

Justine Valinotti said...

Keep on posting photos like that, and I might just abandon city life!