I went up to the Vernal Pool to check and see if there had been any activity during last night’s rain. There were a few Wood Frogs in the Pool! No sign of Spotted Salamanders. I’m grateful to hear Spring Peepers and Wood Frogs again.
Yesterday we went up to Frost Valley to return Jason to work, we were able to watch two Beavers! So cool to see them interacting.
On my birding drives I’ve been seeing a lot of beautiful ducks. Wickham Lake is still full of a couple hundred Common Mergs, and there was also a Hooded Merg one of the days. I had a half dozen GW Teal two days in a row in the swamp on State School Road. Also 8 Wood Ducks in the same area, I think they are the most gorgeous of all bird species. They take my breath away. There is still a Snow Goose hanging around with a flock of Canadas. I’m grateful to live so close to areas that I can bird watch every day.