Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pompositticut's "Open Winter" Continues

What little ice remained at the White Pond Road (Russell's Bridge) boat launch in Maynard was easily pushed away, yesterday afternoon.  The impoundment area of the Assabet River upstream from the Ben Smith Dam was open water allowing me to paddle Pompositticut waters up to Fort Meadow Brook in Stow.  Along the way, I saw mute swans, mallards, common goldeneyes, belted kingfishers, hawks, musquashes, and bluebirds.  This bluebird stayed still long enough for a photo...

Near the outfall from Lake Boon, this white-breasted hawk surveyed things from its lofty perch...

As I headed back downriver, I encountered this small airplane practicing landing approaches at the Crow Island airstrip...

Once back at Russell's Bridge my trash haul posed hullside...
There were 26 recyclable containers (6 redeemable) and 14 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish such as plastic bags, nip bottles, a sneaker, and an old Snoopy toy.  YTD = 781

2 comments:

Bernie Paquette said...

Early bluebird-early spring? Is there a coconut in the foreground of your litter photo or maybe the football players, football?

Suasco Al said...

Bernie, There were quite a few bluebirds, at least 4 possibly 8.
No coconut though. It's a ball in foreground of photo. A can of Fresca appeared. Haven't seen one of those for a while.