Closeby i heard a woodpecker, but never saw it.
In the lake I saw today; the two mew gulls on the remaining ice. In the water, now say 15 % open; one bonaparte's gull, a pair of pintails , 2 male mallards.
I did not walk along so i didn't hear or see the yellow legs. I did scan the tops of trees, but could not make out any bird activity.
This both an exercise in observing the birds and becoming more aware. I am sure there were more birds than i saw or heard.
Yesterday the mew girls resting, now one seemed to be pecking things of the ice
this is what i did see, April 26, when i last crossed the ice
a melting diving beetle or scavenger beetle maybe