I stopped by Lake Springfield during the early morning. It is an excellent time and location to see flocks of ducks splashing about and noisely chatting amongst themselves. On the morning I visited, portions of the lake were still frozen over and a few of the ducks took the opportunity to skid, slide, and skate on it as if they were in the winter Olympics. It was a delight to sit outside in the crisp air, watch the sunrise, and let the ducks entertain.