We did a number of other roads in Lancaster, drove down Rt. 70 and checked Wachusett. Except for two open spots where a brook flows in I would say the reservoir is still about 99.9% frozen. I think it's going to take some warm rain before we see any major open water. Hopefully that will happen before we get through the full month of March....which is a prime time for waterfowl migration.
We checked all the usual spots along Lake Quinsigamond and had a handful of ducks and swans that you would expect.....Common and Hooded Merg, Mute Swan, Blacks and Mallards. There were a few Ring-necked Ducks at the southern end of the lake near Rt. 20. From there we headed down Rt. 20 and checked Dunns Brook (or is it called Ramshorn Brook?) along Rt. 12 in Auburn (this is the usually open water behind the Brady Sunroom building. We had 3 Hoodies and a pair of Black Ducks.
Since it was close to noon (and we had been out since way before dawn) we headed home to spend a quiet afternoon.