There were several Ring-necked Ducks, 18 Wood Ducks, and Hooded Mergansers, and Common Mergansers gathered in an area where the ice had melted on the river but I made so much noise crunching through the snow that they were long gone by the time I got close to them.
A week later (this weekend) much of the snow has melted making it easier to get around. I was able to sneak up a little closer to those mergansers and the sun finally busted out from behind the clouds.
One Red-winged Blackbird announcing that Spring is on its way.
As the snow melts, little ponds are forming in the woods at the edge of the meadows where ducks like this Wood Duck can hang out. I know the calendar says that Spring has arrived. It doesn't feel like Spring just yet but it's getting there.