This was the month that broke winter's grip.
In early March the lakes were ice-covered, no water birds at all.
A week later, open water. The tundra swans passed through.
Mid March, ice free. Huge flocks of ducks stopped over on their way to Canada's lakes and bogs.
Now the ice is just a distant memory. The long range migrants are nearly gone and in the misty mornings coots splash and feed.
March goes out like a lamb.
(photo by Brian Herman)