This week, our kayaks have taken us to the far reaches of Quechee Gorge, up the Pompy, and around Gilman Island into Mink Brook. We’ve seen several eagles and hawks:
I think this one is younger than the next picture. The eyes are darker and there is more white on the breast. The next one’s head is beginning to turn white and the eyes are lighter.
We’ve seen some herons, both great blue and green.
and red-winged blackbirds.
We even saw a few ducks (mostly on the Connecticut and Mink Brook).
The painted turtles can be found on all three rivers.
The damsel flies and dragon flies are flitting around.
and we even saw a strange creature moving slowly through water.