Spring, lovingly called Mud Season in Jackman has finally arrived.
The first sign is the birds i hear in the mornings. A couple weeks ago, these small birds were all over the trees around Cozy Cove. Very chatty. Then as a group, they all take off and would move on to another set of trees. I wish I knew what they were. I assume they are migrating.
A few days ago, I heard the woodpeckers calling, then of course, they found a couple trees to peck.
Last night I saw 2 geese on our yard, which is actually almost a pond now) along with a duck or two.
This morning again, a few more sounds of birds that I have no clue what they are. With the trees around camp here, I can not usually see them well, even with binoculars but I hear them. Romping around, mating or making nests.
I have been watching for our tree swallows to start nesting in our many houses we have for them. None so far.
So along with the signs the birds are giving us, the piles of snow are melting pretty quick. The melt runoff has caused the lake waters to rise also. Soon we will be counting the moments for ice out. Below is a snapshot from our webcam this afternoon.