The last several days here in the NEK of Vermont have been very nice. Each day was a little warmer with the temperature topping out at 78.5°F yesterday afternoon. Today is a little cooler with a current temperature of 60°F at 12:30PM.
Temperatures over the past 7 days in Island Pond, VT
In addition to the warmer temperatures, we’ve also started to hear and see some birds that we haven’t seen since last summer. Today I saw my first Rose-breasted Grosbeak of the season. I was also able to snap a quick photo of him to share with you.
Fist of the year Rose-breasted Grosbeak perched atop the bird feeder.
I also want to mention that I added a new page to the website that shows the last ten images from the Island Pond Webcam. The link is at the top of the page. You can also find it by clicking here.
Today is May 1st and Island Pond still has ice covering most of it’s surface. The one exception is near the public boat launch and State Beach area off of Lakeshore Drive on the East end of the Lake. There were even two loons swimming around in the open water. Hopefully the warm weather forecast for the next several days helps melt more of the ice.
Even though it looks like there isn’t a lot of ice left on Island Pond from this image taken at the public boat launch, most of the lake is still covered in ice on May 1, 2015.