There were many grackles probing in the soft mud and leaves around the ponds looking for a snack. These birds look solid black until you see them in the right light and their iridescent colors are striking.
There were Yellowlegs visitors dining in the mud flats at Parker's Creek on Thursday because the water had gotten very low and they could probe for worms there. But on Friday, they were gone because the water had risen again and covered the flats.
There were turtles and snakes sunning and butterflies are showing up now in good numbers that will only increase as the weather stabilizes at a good warm level. The Ospreys seem to have settled in at their "new" high nest. I got a fair picture of one of them being harassed by a crow. I am looking forward to the next few weeks as the spring migrants grow in number---Better get out there if you haven't been!!! See pics from the two days below.