Undeterred I spent an hour or so at Maridalen this morning. The ice is slowly melting although still covers 90% of the lake. I reckon that by May 1st it will be ice free. 3 Common Scoters were a good find and relatively confiding allowing me to get the following photo:
A pair of Wigeon and a pair of Whooper Swans were also good finds and finally I found a Ring Ouzel this year at Maridalen.
Other than that there was a fair amount of frog spawn to be seen. We will collect some this weekend and see if we can be better frog foster parents this year than we managed to be last.