The robins arrived today. Heard one singing this evening at the top of a maple in the yard. Also saw the first flock of goldfinches. And walking the dogs up on the Morgan Road this afternoon, we heard & then saw a small hawk, possibly a sharp shinned hawk, though the light was behind him so it was hard to know for sure. The ice is finally melting on the runoff pond for the dam, a wide S of open water was visible this afternoon. Lost all the snow cover over the last two days except for the ditch lines & deep shadows.