It really hasn’t been a bad winter but it was still winter. The upper Oyster River below the dams never convincingly froze for more than a day or two at a time. Snow is an annoyance at best and for the working crowd a major obstacle at its worst. I have seen flocks of geese flying over the last couple of weeks and that woke me to the need to place my seed order which, may be just in time as the forecast is looking more and more spring like.
Now, for the last two days we have had 5 swans paddling about Jackson’s Landing: