Ice remains on Lake Erie and along island shores in spite of a balmy mid-forties temperature on Wednesday. The weather roller coaster continues through the upcoming weekend.
Attached are the final totals for the Lake Erie Count Circle of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count for 2018. The Excel spreadsheet includes the totals from Middle Bass, South Bass, Kelleys Island, and Pelee. What a great group effort. And a lot of fun! Thanks to all who participated in this citizen science effort.
Remember, too, the Great Back Yard Bird Count is coming up this weekend Check it out at http://gbbc.birdcount.org/ if you want to participate!
What happens when Lake Erie freezes, warms up and regains open water, the wind blows, and then the lake freezes again?
A look along the shoreline at South Bass Island Lighthouse reveals the accumulated ice shoves of recent weather cycles. The varying thickness, intricate patterns, and craggy extensions present another fascinating marvel of island winter! Click image for enlarged view. Photos by Donna Steinbach
Moon halo, island lights: It’s Saturday night!
After two days of below-freezing temperatures, ice-fishers eagerly returned to a smooth Lake Erie today. There are cracks and less-thick ice off Green Island. Adventurers placed most shanties near South Bass Island’s West Shore and toward Rattlesnake Island. Early Saturday reports indicate fisherman reaching the daily limit for Walleye!