Monday, February 22 is a gorgeous day! Blue sky, slight breeze and mild. The pond is looking great and almost full. Today there are a pair of mallards courting and two female Hooded Mergansers hanging around awaiting a great looking male that shows up from time to time. The Mergansers first started visiting the pond about 4-years ago and have been coming back every Spring since. The Coots appear to have moved on. But a White-winged Scoter has taken their place. We’ve noticed a change in what visits the pond since we took out most of the Tules last September. Those of you who have been at Roundstone Farm before know how we agonized over taking them out. But, they were filling-in the pond and we finally had to do it. What a weekend that was, I now hold the record in Olema for flipping a Bobcat.