The ice is completely off Bondi Bay. It has let go along the southerly shores, releasing Lumina Resort from winter as well. There's just a thin sheen of ice, the same colour as the evening sky, darkening the ice around the Island.
The swallows are back, checking out the nest boxes, and there was a red-shouldered hawk here today. Two small black and white ducks were diving along the front of the resort -- not mergansers, but hard to tell exactly who was visiting from where I was! Spring migration is the best time of the year!