Starting things off today, at the edge of town, a Snowy Owl came off a hydro pole and went into a field. Not sure if this is a new one or not.
It is certainly the severest winter we have had in over 20 years. Ice is getting thicker by the day. Lake Erie is 95 % covered and Lake Huron is almost 75 % covered.
Water levels fluctuate at the marina and as I got out of my car this morning, I thought an earth tremor was underway. All the creaking and groaning and rumbling of ice around the posts in the boathouses made for some interesting sounds.
I took a drive up to Bickford Line along the river after work. A tug and barge was stuck off Walpole in the distance.
Samuel Risley and James L. Kuber and barge
The open spot at the Sombra ferry dock is much smaller. Only a few waterfowl in there. The ferry, shut down for over 3 weeks, will not be running anytime soon!
As I headed into town, that Snowy Owl was still present! I did not really think that I would see it again, but there it was.....