After a week of above-zero temperatures (at least by day), the snow has started to melt and migration has begun in earnest. I went out yesterday at lunch to see if I could find any new arrivals. Rather than heading out to Hurdman Park, I decided to visit Billings Bridge Park a little further upriver to see if I could find a few Red-winged Blackbirds to photograph or the first Wood Ducks of the year.
As I had noted during my outing at Hurdman, the Rideau River is unusually high. Once again it has spilled over its bank along a small section of Billings Bridge Park, and the low-lying lawn there is under water as well.