Saturday, March 6, 2010

It's Spring! (sort of)

It is definately starting to feel like spring outside.  I had my first grackle for Hancock County of the year leaving a "calling card" on my car this morning.  Over at Camp Berry, where I stopped by to talk to the camp manager, I heard several Red-winged Blackbirds fly overhead.
At the Wastewater Treament plant just beside I-75 in Findlay sported Several Redheads and a Lesser Scaup.
The Findlay Reservoirs are still iced-over, but will be opening soon.  The shoreline is starting to show water.  Of course this didn't stop the ice fishermen from being out there.  At least three were on #2 at noon on Saturday.  I rather enjoy fishing but I'm sorry, I don't get it.  You couldn't pay me enough to walk out on solidified water, especially when it's melting!


  1. I've seen Red-winged Blackbirds, Killdeer, Common Grackles...spring is definately making an attempt!

    My son and I went to the Findlay Reservoirs Tuesday and you could hear the ice "breathing"! You couldn't catch me out on that ice either! ;)

    Thanks for the welcome to Ohio!

    Jennifer Outcalt

  2. Yes, spring is certainly taking it's time. As of Friday March 12, the reservoirs were STILL frozen. It looks like it'll break open any time now, but I thought that last week!
    According to reports, the Fostoria Reservoirs are opening up.