When I arrived, the water/ice was drenched in color as the big orange sun broke over the horizon. In the amount of time it took to change to my small camera lens, that color was gone. You have to be READY! Change happens fast!
I spent about three quarters of an hour this morning in Southboro, along the Sudbury Reservoir Trail. The flooded area had dried out, and I didn't find flooding again until the other end of this portion of the trail before the next road crossing. There was a platform built on that section, but it was in the center of the flooding, so it wasn't doing any good!
This was an experiment. This is the reflection on the surface of the water. I don't really like it.
Common Merganser (male) in front and Bufflehead (male) in back
Lastly, I stopped at Hopkinton State Park again at lunchtime, and had fun watching this crow looking for leftovers. He should know people don't picnic in the winter!
If you have the chance to watch the PBS Nature show "A Murder of Crows", which is available on line, please watch it! It gave me such an appreciation for their intelligence!