Out and About with Bob

Old Man Winter is expected to finally loosen his grip by this weekend.
Snow is melting, rivers are rising and everyone is itching to get outdoors to do "spring things," rather than gripping a shovel, or firing up the snowblower... again.
Wildlife is just as anxious to get into their normal spring routines. However, a white blanket continues to cover most of the Coulee Region, especially after Wednesday's snowstorm.
Birds appear confused, fluttering above and below bird feeders, that require almost constant filling.
There's one robin that sits in the miniature crabapple tree in our front yard. It chases other robins trying to get to the leftover fruit. Talk about being "territorial."
It's the same tree that deer have turned to at night ever since last weekend's storm dumped more than 7 inches of snow in the La Crosse area. The deer are also eating buds from the soft maples in other yards around our condo in the valley.
I did see two meadowlarks on our lawn during the snowstorm. It's the first meadowlarks I have seen in our yard since we moved here in 2014.
Fishing has slowed, basically from unseasonably cold temperatures for this time of the year. However, it's expected to warm up on Friday and continue into the upper 50s and 60s into much of next week. We'll see.
Until we meet, have a great day outdoors.