The 400 Bird Quest - Frozen Lakes

Count update:  306 / 400

It's been 10 days since our spring blizzard, and most the snow is gone.  But Anoka County lakes are still frozen solid like the rest of Minnesota. Arriving waterfowl have no where to go except the rivers.   Coon Rapids Dam is as great place to visit right now to see a variety of waterfowl up close.  I stopped in there yesterday and found these birds.  In all I counted 45 species of birds there.  A respectable April list for a short visit.