I spent the better part of yesterday looking out my classroom window watching it snow like mad. We got 7+ inches of very wet and heavy snow and yesterday the activity outside pretty much ground to a halt. This morning does hold the promise of a sunny (and hopefully warm) day so we're counting on the snow not lasting. I am philosophically opposed to shoveling in April so I'm going to let the sun do it's thing (I'm into solar power).
The snow has not kept the robins and cardinals from singing constantly. Reports from south of here the last few days indicated that birds were on the move with large flocks of Tundra Swans being reported moving north. Short jaunts out and about last weekend found lots of waterfowl around but the first big influx of songbirds hasn't occurred yet.
As soon as the ground thaws enough to put poles in the ground, banding season will start and I CAN'T WAIT..