The sun was up and the spring day was looking to be better than average, weather-wise.
But the air temperature was still freezing cold and the robins were reluctant to move.
Down on the pond Mr. Mallard was yawning and stretching and shaking off the frost.
The hawk considered duck for breakfast.
But decided to look for something smaller and easier to catch.
Mom and Dad canada goose hustled their brood out of sight before the hawk looked their way.
A strange shadowy shape slipped through the water along the river. What was it? Muskrat? Otter? Loch Ness Monster??
Nope. A beaver already going about his day.
C’mon everybody. Get up! Time to get busy!
Then with a huge splash from his big flat tail, he quickly swam away.