Adios, March!

After that warm spell we’ve just had, two more park denizens have emerged from their winter hibernation, these daffodils by the Church House and these glories-of-the-snow (Chionodoxa forbesii) in front of the maintenance building. Yay!

There is not much to report from the pond. There is only one goose clearly incubating, and the rest are still sorting things out. A few mallards and a few wood ducks seem to come and go on some schedule I do not know. I didn’t even take any pictures.

The situation on the river is similar, but I did manage a better-than-usual picture of the buffleheads, and I spotted what appears to be a nonbreeding male hooded merganser, from the looks of his bright yellow eye.

Along the river, plenty of little birds are active.

Lastly, some trees are already done with their blossoms, which now form a pretty orange carpet on the oxbow pond beside the river.

I can’t wait to see what April brings.

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

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