Saturday, May 30, 2015

River Paddle

Last weekend a friend of Shelley's got us out for a paddle down the river. (Thanks Rebecca!) It was a beautiful morning, the sun was shining and the river was calm. We got out fairly early which was good because it was getting hot by the time we finished at noon.

Of course, I had to do a little photography along the way. (with the new Nikon 7200 and 18-300 lens) We didn't see anything too special, mostly the usual suspects - gulls, Canada geese, ducks. We did see a couple of beavers but they didn't hang around long enough to be photographed.

on the river
Shelley and Rebecca

There were lots of some kind of bug that must have hatched in the warm weather. The swallows were swooping over the river and catching them.


I never get tired of watching and photographing the geese. They seem to have a lot of character. When I was out running the other day the trail was blocked by a pair of geese with their goslings. Usually they shepherd their family away from you, but this pair just stood their ground and hissed at me. If I got too close they would start moving towards me, aggressively. Eventually they wandered off and let me pass.

Canada geese


Canada geese

Lots of gulls around as well, especially on the sand bars.

Franklin's gulls
Franklin's gulls

And a runner taking advantage of the pedestrian walkway under the new bridge

bridge runner

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