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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Shots From the Weekend. Is spring really here this time?

A storm which dumped 10.25" of snow on us Thursday night and Friday morning was replaced by a 64° degree high today (according to the vehicle thermometer at least. The snow didn't fare so well. Lots of water in this latest melt too.

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NAM wants to get that 70 degree line pretty close. I'll take it. Need to get some lift and 60 degree dew next. That may be a while.

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The lake ice is still holding strong with a couple of feet of ice yet.

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At least the rivers are starting to break up. Kayaking season will soon be here.

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With the little bit of open water there is on lakes where creeks come in, the mergansers are talking advantage.

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A shy red-shoulder hawk near the state park by our home. It didn't want to smile for the camera.

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Fields flooded from melting snow are holding migrating waterfowl. Here bluebills, ring neck ducks, and mallards rest together.

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A early morning swan resting in a flooded cornfield.

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A juvenile bald eagle takes a break along the recently opened creek.

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Another juvenile bald eagle works on a fish lunch.

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A pair of sand hill cranes my daughter stopped.

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Another pic from daughter. We easily saw over 50 red tail hawks over the two days.

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Morning watch. An adult bald eagle near our home.

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Fishing trips gone wrong accented by frost at a spot frequented by people angling from the road.

Nothing of interest for weather coming up for us this week other than some nice temps sandwiched by a couple of days showers. Looks like they OK/KS people will get a shot on next Saturday though. Shear isn't impressive but the instability could make things interesting.

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