Loon Lake is probably 30 to 50% ice free at this point. The days have been quite warm. Melting would speed up if we had some wind and rain. Our Bay is the northern most part of the lake and is still frozen, except for a thin strip of open water along the northern shore.
The woods are very dry. There have been brush fires along Route 3 and Fletcher Farm Road.
On my way back from fishing this morning, I spotted a Loon and a Red Breasted Merganser in Washbourne Bay. The plumage on both was quite bright— the Loon had a solid white breast. Yesterday, I spotted a beaver in this same area.
We have a few more warm sunny days ahead. Looking forward to it.