I guess it is past time to post. The kayaks have been put away for the winter, but we did have some fine paddles in the late summer and fall.
We have not been out kayaking much this summer thanks to predicted thunder showers, flooding and various appointments. One of our favorite locations, North Hartland Lake, has been closed for the rest of the summer because of the floods in mid July. But we have managed a few outings.
The weather has been iffy, with threats of thunderstorms almost daily, but we did get out in our kayaks a few times, mostly in our usual places but also in Molly’s Pond in Vermont.
The birds have babies.
We also saw some other birds and animals.
We had a few trips in our kayaks, though the weather didn’t always cooperate.
We did get a chance to see some birds: some unusual ones, and more of the standbys.
The mallard drakes have gathered together and are molting. The baby mallards are hatching, and have to beware of hungry loons and osprey.
We’ve been out several time a week this fall, mostly on the Connecticut and the Pompy (we miss North Hartland Lake which is closed to repair the culvert under the parking lot), but we also have been to Lake Armington, Upper Baker Pond, Grafton Pond, Long Pond and Indian Pond.
We have seen our usual ducks and have enjoyed seeing them changing into breeding colors.
We have also seen a number of other birds.
As well as a variety of turtles.