Sunny and calm weather continued. Frost has really built up in the shady areas, but air temperatures are not especially cold during the day.
Although my day was fairly full, I did take a few minutes between lunch and the class at the Middle School to ride by where the mockingbird has been hanging out. I didn’t really intend to stop, but when I arrived, I saw it sitting on the fence in a different location than I had seen previously. This new spot made a better angle for getting pictures, so I took the opportunity to get one. While I was doing that, I thought I heard Trumpeter Swans. Looking up, I saw a lone swan headed south. A few minutes later a flock of 40-50 flew overhead as well. I’m not sure why the one swan was by itself.
The lake was almost entirely frozen today, though there were still quite a few ducks around. I got a report that the Marbled Godwit is still down at the Turnaround, extending its late date for the state record.