Out of the entire month, this was the nicest day, and a
lot of waterfowl turned out to enjoy the weather.
I got up at 4:45, beating the alarm by a quarter hour, downed a bowl of cereal, poured a travel mug of black coffee, and hit the road. Lake Marburg is 26 miles around, and with the head start I got in yesterday, I intended to complete the perimeter of the lake today. The hour and a half drive got me to the lake at dawn.
A reflection of spring colors.
With the break in the weather, as short as it was, I began to see paddle boats moving around on car and truck tops, and saw five paddlers on the lake during the course of the day. On my way back to the ramp yesterday, I saw something new to me. About a dozen paddlers were out in small kayaks and playboats playing a game of kayak baseball on the lake.
Another mallard zooms by the marina.
It was a perfect training day, and pairs of geese were seen frequently
taking their young goslings out for an introduction to their new world.
These are a bit older, and with their color change, are harder to see.
I count six.