Yes, a very slow train. It is chugging along, but really needs a fresh flush of steam. Just ask the waterfowl.
The shallower water bodies are finally opening up to waterfowl, but the ground remains frozen. Poor robins, they are searching where they can. Yesterday, I went out to find some wildlife along the river, then to a local cemetery known for attracting quite a bit of bird life. Come May, the Warblers will be thick in the trees around Mirror Lake. Now we just have ducks and geese.
The Niagara River has thawed, but will soon be filled with ice from the Great Lakes. Below, the winter takes a toll on trees near the river.
Much of the ice has melted, but a week ago the ducks faced this area fully covered in ice.
The cemetery looks like it survived quite well.
There are a few cemeteries in our area where birders go to see migrating birds and this one is one of the best in our area.
Canvasback ducks taking a siesta before heading off to the Great Plains.