I will just briefly note that I went to Kickapoo for a while today. It was solidly above freezing this afternoon, for the first time in 2010, and the white stuff is starting to retreat. The mostly-frozen river was quite pretty. I walked a little way out onto a frozen pond, but I decided that I wasn't absolutely sure how thick the ice is and there wasn't any real payoff to go with the small but not quite zero risk. As I walked along the ridge in the middle of Emerald Pond, I realized that the big bird soaring overhead was an eagle. I think he was the only bird I actually saw.
Tags: birds, kickapoo, nature, walks