April 18, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A couple of mallards on the creek. Gray sky with some blue showing through; breeze from the northeast. Coots and mallards around the lake; pair of geese near the southwest inlet; another pair on the western shore; a few gulls in the air; painter at his easel on the northern shore. Paths busy.

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April 17, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015

Abundant bloom of scillas on the creek bank. Blue sky, few clouds, little breeze. Hundreds of coots and a few mallards scattered off the western shore. Paths busy.

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April 13, 2015

Cloudless sunset, breeze from the west. Hundreds of coots in two pods, one loose, one tight, off the eastern shore.

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April 11, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Blue sky, sun, a few clouds along the western horizon; breeze from the south. Dozens of mergansers and a pair of loons off the southern shore. Paths busy.

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April 10, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Large patch of scillas greening and budding next to the creek. Clearing sky; clouds, sunlight, blue; breeze from the northeast. Scores of mergansers off the western shore, three pairs synchronized diving; egret near the southwest inlet; half a dozen wood ducks; loon flapping its wings; another loon diving near the band shell; another egret stalking, flying and resting in a tree at the north shore; robin next to the path; chickadee in the brush on the western shore.

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April 8, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Gray sky, some brightness to the west; breeze from the east. Scores of water birds (hard to identify without binoculars); a pair of loons calling and displaying off the western shore.

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April 5, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

A few boys fishing in the dwindling creek. Three days since ice out on the lake. Gray water, gray sky lit by the disc of the sun. Dozens of mergansers not far out along the western shore; one gull on the water.

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March 31, 2015

Tuesday March 31, 2015

Sunny; blue sky; few clouds. Creek low. Lake ice gray-green where there is ice; large swaths of open water along the shore. Mallards and a pair of geese around the southwest inlet; a dozen mergansers patrolling the western edge of the ice. Green algae on milfoil near the bands shell; water not clear. Paths busy; busker band on a bench on the west shore.

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March 28, 2015

Sunny; blue sky; breeze from the south. Creek running low and clear. Lake darkening off the western shore. Paths busy.

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March 27, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

A few mallards on the low creek and in the southwest inlet. Lake mostly white; gray towards the west, wet along the western shore.

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March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Gray sky, white lake fringed with gray. Some mallards at the open water in the southwest inlet. Paths mostly dry, lightly traveled.

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March 22, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Gray sky. A couple dozen mallards on the water and ice shelf at the southwest inlet. Eight geese walking around on the brown grass off the western shore. Woodpecker sounding in the northern marsh.

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March 21, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Gray sky; chilly breeze from the north. Water refreezing along the shore. Paths busy.

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March 20, 2015

Friday, March 26, 2015

A few mallards on the partially subsided creek. Gray-green lake ice showing water along the shore. Paths moderately busy.

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March 13, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sunny, blue sky, few clouds; breeze from the west cooled by the lake ice. More than a dozen mallards in the pool opened up at the southwest inlet; a few more in a smaller pool near the band stand. Paths busy.

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