|Willow Tree after crew trimmed out the disease along with Magpie nest|
I just wonder why it could not have been taken care of before the magpies had their nest building activities complete. Hopefully they had time to find a suitable site for a new nest and were able to rebuild. I hope that the tree removal crew did not chop down the tree with malice in their hearts for the magpies. I know that these raucous birds can be a bit annoying but they do have their place in our ecosystem as a cleanup crew.
The rest of the lake is fairly normal although the water level is very low. I see that a pair of Red-necked Grebes have built a nest where they had one last year. Geese have already hatched their broods; about a month earlier than last year.
|New Canada Goose Family|
We watched the muskrats mating a couple days ago. Muskrat love, isn't there a song about that?
Captain and Tennille, it is on you-tube.