I spent several hours Friday and today at Farmington Bay doing Cub Scout workshops and it looked more like the middle of March than February out there.Both days we saw:
American White Pelicans in large numbers hundred plus
Northern Rough-legged Hawk
Great Blue Herons (This morning on the Rookery north of the Nature Center)
Pied Billed Grebe
Western Meadow Lark
Why I said it seemed like March, I always drive through with my windows down so I can listen as well as look and this morning the Song Sparrows, Red-wing Blackbirds and Meadow Larks were singing their hearts out and this is the earliest I have seen American Avocets out there. Usually my first sighting each year is on Swan Day the second weekend of March.