# From my kayak 7/4-9

We visited our usual haunts this week: the Connecticut River out of Wilder, the Ompompanoosuc River and the North Hartland Lake. The wildlife did not disappoint.

The kingbirds on the Connecticut are sitting on their nests again.

The young mallards are nearly full grown and seem to enjoy snails for lunch.

We saw a couple of mammals on the Pompy.

We rounded a corner and came across this doe only about 15 feet away.

North Hartland Lake presented some of its usual suspects. Both adult eagles were near the nest, but we only saw one juvenile.

We also saw a couple of great blue herons.

and of course a painted turtle.