The sun finally came out today. It is hard to believe that it is already the last half of April. You would not know it from looking outside. The fresh snow that we got Thursday and Friday makes it look like early March. Even with our continuing winter weather some of the birds have begun to come back into the area. I spotted a half a dozen loons on Lake Hiawatha today.Unfortunately for the loons there was a lot more ice on the lake then usual so they were limited in where they co swim. Last year, at this time, you could not find a lake with ice still on it and this year its hard to find a lake that doesn't. For the loons this is just a stop over on their way north but if we still have a lot of snow and ice here then there is probably even more further north. So perhaps these loons will be hanging around for a bit.