Community Park: No Bald Eagles, But Some Other Birds Have Returned

Community Park: No Bald Eagles, But Some Other Birds Have Returned

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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-1

I had heard there were recent bald eagle sightings and I was hoping to see one near Lake Irena. community park-16

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. community park-18

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. community park-6

I believe this is a bufflehead duck bit am not real sure. community park-10

And a few mallard ducks flew past me as i watched the loon and bufflehead duck community park-8.

I walked around the lake, finding the paths to be very wet and muddy from the recently melted snow. community park-21

It was a  beautiful afternoon and I loved walking under the pines that towered into the deep blue skies. community park-14

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 park-29

As the sun dropped into the western sky it got quite chilly and I regretted wearing only  shorts and a tee shirt. community park-39

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. park-37

“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.”
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