We just spent a couple days at the lake and WOW was the weather nice. It really feels like spring. There is no more ice in the lake and the you can hear the spring peepers. Turn your volume up and listen to the video below.
When we arrived Monday afternoon there were no buds in the trees and there was a small patch of snow at the lake.
But 2 days later, the snow was gone and the maples were budding.
Temperatures were in the upper 70s, but the winds were strong from the south. However, we did get the kayaks out Wednesday morning for a paddle along the shore. We tried to go south of the point, but the winds were too strong there, so we headed back to the north.
We saw several birds including geese and mergansers.
The sun was beautiful. Here is a photo of the OCC waterfront from the lake.
And a photo from the OCC boat launch.
The best news of the day was hearing the first loon of the season. It came from the south end of the lake. However, just as we were turning around to head back to OCC, I spied another loon.
I think these were two different loons, but cannot be sure.
Anyway, spring has arrived at Duck Lake, at least for a few days. The weather forecast is for some snow by this weekend. Well, it is April in northern Michigan. That’s the way spring comes up here.