Crow season never ends. We saw a group of three or four harrassing a hawk who was too close to their nesting site.
Later, a flock of crows was out on the ice huddling up like a football team as they decided who was going to get the fisherman's leftovers that were uncovered by the melting snow.
In the woods there are bare spots showing up now, and signs of life are reappearing.
In the shade however, it's not uncommon to find well over a foot of snow. Here and there one finds holes in the snow cover where a rock underneath the snow has conducted the warmth from below up to melt the snow from the bottom, sometimes suspending the snow several inches above the ground.
I haven't checked on the progress of the second house construction lately, but the one on the north side of the lake looks complete from the outside, and will certainly have happy occupants this summer!