Friday, June 17, 2011

Seasickness Alert

Two paddling days this week!! Two different sections of the Nashua River. Mute swans both days, beaver or muskrat (couldn't get a positive id), family of geese ~ panicked gosling we inadvertently separated from its mom and siblings, heron, catbirds, robins, baltimore orioles, killdeer, turtles ~ paddled right over two good sized turtles, grackles and redwing blackbirds, mallards, and many others we could hear but not see. On the first paddle day, we had drifted to a banking to watch beaver/muskrat in action and discovered we were directly beneath a Baltimore Oriole nest. Here's a short video of a parent coming to feed nestlings....WARNING: May make the viewer seasick!! Moving boat, very breezy day, swinging nest and branches!

1 comment:

  1. Two paddling days in one week?! Nice!! :) ....your photos nicely capture "gems" you found on your treasure hunt of sorts :)