There was a cold wind blowing today but the clear blue skies and March sun made for a beautiful afternoon and I decided to take advantage of it and head out to our local Hazle Township Community Park.
I had heard there were recent bald eagle sightings and I was hoping to see one near Lake Irena.
I had no luck spotting an eagle as I walked around the lake but I did see a few water fowl who returned to the lake now that the ice had melted.
I spotted this common loon in the center of the lake and, as I watched it swim and dive I also noticed it had a friend.
I believe this is a bufflehead duck bit am not real sure.
And a few mallard ducks flew past me as i watched the loon and bufflehead duck .
I walked around the lake, finding the paths to be very wet and muddy from the recently melted snow.
It was a beautiful afternoon and I loved walking under the pines that towered into the deep blue skies.
As I walked along the lake i ran into a pair of Canada geese who I am sure were looking for a place to build a nest.
As the sun dropped into the western sky it got quite chilly and I regretted wearing only shorts and a tee shirt.
And I was getting hungry so I decided to leave before the sun set, knowing there will be plenty warmer days ahead now that Spring arrived. Here is a link to some more photographs from my short hike out Community park. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-2017/nggallery/photographs-2017/Community-Park-march-29-2017-
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
― Charles Dickens