Monday, April 15, 2014
Sunny; light breeze from the northeast. Small pink and blue scillas blooming in the rock garden; pasque flower fully budded. Glittering ice on the lake. Robins near the path; mallards on the water close to shore. Dozens of mergansers along the ice shelf far off the western shore; sound of redwing blackbird in the brush. Goose on the small island off the southwest inlet; other goose nearby. Broad stretch of open water off the southern shore; large loon paddling close to the shore. Clusters of mergansers close to the ice near the southeast shore. Snow in clumps along the paths. Creek flowing slowly.