Daytime temperatures are starting to rise. Spring is returning to New England. Slowly but surely, the open water works its way back into the cove. As the ice line recedes more and more water fowl start to visit again. This is certainly a great time on the lake as hibernating species come back to life and many birds take flight starting their long migration north. One morning as the fog clears there are several pairs of common mergansers actively playing in the cove.