Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ice conditions

Here are a couple of pics of the shoreline across the road.  The mystics are betting on May 8th for ice out.

Notice the buds on the shrubs in the foreground of the second pic.  Finally a hint of things to come.

Friday, April 26, 2013

East Montreal River today

Down near the bridge today, water is rising now every day, good weather coming over the weekend.   Hopefully more of the snow will start to disappear faster.



Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Even the birds are unhappy with the weather

By the look on this bird's face I think he's fed up with the weather too.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunny weather but not alot of melting

Here is a pic of the ice opening up between Duncan Lake and the Notch Dam.  Lots of snow still in the bush.  The rain has made the water levels come up in the creeks and rivers.  Click of pic for larger pic.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Creeks and Rivers starting to flow

After quite a bit of rain yesterday and warmer temps the snow is starting to go and the creeks and rivers are starting to flow.  The first pic is of the Makobe River at Elk Lake and a creek along highway 560.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Here is a video of yesterdays trip

Another video test, this time from yesterdays trip to Burke Lake.  This can be watched on Youtube by clicking on the Youtube at the bottom of the video a larger picture will be shown.

Monday, April 8, 2013

South end of Burke Lake

Snowshoed in to the Montreal River where it empties into Burke Lake, quite a bit of open water along the east side of lake.  Common Mergansers and Bufflehead ducks are back.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Remember that maybe I wrote about yesterday

Well it's all gone down with the sink water now.  Overnight another 20cm of heavy wet snow to get rid of.  Fortunately it still could be moved with snowblower.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

A small sign of spring---maybe

Up the Everett Lake road to see what was going on, stopped by Miller Creek and some of it is starting to show a little bit.  Trying to improve my video skills over the next little while so stay tuned in.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Bald Eagle surprise

Got home from town around 1:30 and a few minutes later Mary Bullock phones from the post office to tell me there are 2 Bald Eagles in the trees.   I asked what trees she says the ones just in front of my house over the wood pile.  It didn't take much to see them as I was already upstairs and they were just 50 ft from the window.  Grabbed the camera and took some pics, didn't have time to put on the telephoto lens but shot with what I had. Be sure to click for larger image.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Montreal River yesterday

Snowshoed down to the river south of the bridge to get a couple of pics, lots of snow still in the bush and out of it.  Going to -15C tonight too.  Click for larger picture and then click on it again for an even bigger one.