The birds have returned to the Westchester Lagoon. We saw several different species of them as we strolled around the edge of the waters. As you can tell there is still plenty of ice for those brave enough to rest upon it. One duck, a goldeneye, sat upon the ice as if perfectly at home. A seagull watched carefully beside the stream in hopes of a tasty snack. The little island became a haven for gulls and ducks in the middle of the frozen lagoon. We encountered quite a few more people walking and riding bikes on the Coastal Trail tonight. The warmer temps must have lured them out. There was still quite a chill in the air as it had been overcast most of the day. Still, it was a nice night for a walk.