Friday, March 20, 2009

mar 20

It was a brisk 22 degrees F at 7:53 am, but the winds were calm so it was very pleasant.  And the birds make it very interesting.  So many sounds, so many birds.  I must have seen a hundred robins.   I finally appreciate this time of year when there are no leaves on the trees because you can see more birds.  I used to think it was the ugly time of year with the brown grass and leafless trees.  Here's the start of the bike path.

On the way home I rode by the lake.  Temperature was 31 F and winds 8 mph from the SE.  There's lots of open water now, by the shore line anyway:

The ducks like to hang out at the boundary between the water and ice.  I wonder why.


  1. Do they like being towards the middle of the lake but can only go as far as the ice edge for now? You'll have to see (or perhaps you already know) where they hang out when the ice finally melts.

  2. good point. well I recall on the Yahara river, the ice was near the shore (instead of the middle where it flows) and the ducks were again at the ice edge. so they seem to like that spot.