This week saw temperatures rise up into the 60s. Hopefully this means that things will start to grow and we will be seeing some colour! There already seems to be a few more spring birds popping up. I love this time of year when birds are migrating through and we get to see some that we don't usually see or only see during spring.
There are several times during the year when they are Canadian Geese at the lake, but during springtime they seem to be plentiful. They are looking for places to nest and they aren't very nice to one another at times.
I love watching them in the early morning light when everything is golden and the water seems to sparkle as they land and take off.
Another water bird I wish would stay around are the swans. There have been a lot of them this spring. They are such graceful birds. The sound they make when the take-off or land is just lovely.
* They have an average life span of 24-33 years
* They can run at an average speed of 30mph (48kph) over the water surface
* By 1900 it was believed that the species had been hunted to extinction for its feathers, skin, meat and eggs
It would be lovely to see either group making Asylum Lake their home!
Also making an appearance one morning this week while I was standing watching the geese was a Blue-Winged Teal! I haven't seen a lot of them at the lake. This one landed right in front of where I was standing!
Some usual residents of the lake put in an appearance too - Mallards