Franklin Pond, East Gwillimbury
My husband and I have visited several ponds in the past few days to check out how much ice has melted. Close to home, the ponds are still ice covered, but this one is melting at the edges.
Ice still on Reesor Pond pond, but it was melting
Reesor Pond is a favourite place for migrating Canada Geese. It's actually a holding pond for a nearby subdivision and not very deep. Once geese find a bit of water there in spring, they keep it open by swimming and splashing in it.
A sunny but windy day
At first glance, it looked like there were only Canada geese, but when I looked closer I also spotted Cackling Geese, Snow Geese, Buffleheads, Common Mergansers, Mallards and Ring-bill gulls. They are on the move!
Mckenzie Marsh has a creek running through it and it is is now completely free of ice.
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