As of Wednesday morning, February 15th, the spring 2017 waterfowl migration appears to have started with a lots of ducks and geese at Mormon Lake. At least two bald eagles (one mature and one immature) were there as well, with a few hawks thrown in for good measure. Most of the birds including the eagles and hawks were near flooded ground on the north end of Mormon Lake between there and Little Mormon Lake. The eagles were sitting on fence posts close to where the geese were feeding. Some geese and duck were seen at Lower Lake Mary and a few on Upper Lake Mary but by far the most were at Mormon Lake. An eagle has also been seen fairly often at Pumphouse Wash recently.