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PHOTO Ice on Pond is 9" thick. Witch hazel in bloom. Robins eating berries of winterberry hollies; they usually do this when other fruits are all consumed.
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PHOTO Perhaps the first common grackle (male) of the year was seen near Lusitania Field this morning.
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PHOTO Mourning dove on nest in crabapple next to Little Fresh Pond. Catkins showing on aspens in Old Meadow area. Nuthatches seen in bonding flight.
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Aerators in the Reservoir were turned on yesterday.
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Silver Maple flower buds on trees near Black's Nook are open. Pussy willow catkins are showing.
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PHOTO Seventy common mergansers on the Pond--apparently migrating. A few days ago there were none.
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Yesterday the Pond was about half covered in ice--Today the ice is 90% gone. Silver Maple trees are in flower. Grass sprouting, Weir Meadow
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PHOTO It snowed all day and evening, accumulating only an inch or two. A killdeer was seen at Kingsley Park.
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PHOTO About 120 common mergansers on the Pond.
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Two Killdeer seen at Kingsley Park.
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PHOTO Ice Out on Fresh Pond. Black's Nook is still half-covered.
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PHOTO Clouds, then rain, then cold, then snow, then wind, and finally enough clearing for a pretty sunset.
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PHOTO About 200 common mergansers on the Pond.
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PHOTO Ice 80% gone from Black's Nook.
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PHOTO Hooded Mergansers on Black's Nook. Snow begins 4pm.
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PHOTO Six inches of snow, a bit more to come. Mourning Dove still on nest. Common, Red-breasted, and Hooded Mergansers on the three bodies of water.
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Spring Equinox! Mourning cloak butterfly seen in Weir Meadow area

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Mourning Dove near Little Fresh Pond is still on nest. Babies are either born or overdue. Cold and windy

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Cold and windy
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PHOTO 15 Hooded Mergansers on Black's Nook, a male Bufflehead and 4 Ring-necked Ducks on Fresh Pond.
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PHOTO Mourning dove is no longer on the nest. One white egg remains.
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PHOTO Moss reproductive structures visible. American elm buds are opening. Garlic mustard leaves visible.
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PHOTO New leaves of Garlic Mustard are appearing.
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PHOTO Red Maple flowers are open: Look for bright red tree twigs with small red flowers. Eastern phoebe and tree swallow seen.
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Much-needed rain all afternoon and evening - 0.7 inches.