Monday, August 4, 2014

White-Headed Birds on the Sudbury

White seemed to be the theme today out on the Sudbury River in Wayland.   There were the puffy white clouds, the white flowers of the buttonbush plant, and several white-headed birds (including myself).

Following a high noon launch at Route 20 I headed upstream, enjoying the recently rain-raised water level.

When I stopped for lunch past the old railroad trestle, I saw an osprey enjoying his dinner...

Once past Pelham Island Road, another white-headed bird caught my eye...

The bald eagle soon took flight...

There were many buttonbush flowers...
 
A cobalt blue Milk of Magnesia bottle was lifted from the depths...

Some Cardinal flowers to add a little red...

Another osprey encounter on the way back downriver...


The day's trash haul...
...consisted of 37 recyclable containers (6 redeemable) and 23 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish such as a Mylar balloon, and some Styrofoam.  YTD = 3654

4 comments:

suep said...

Oh ! that first photo is so ... Sudbury ! What a beautiful day on the river.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing

Karen said...

I have been off the water for quite a while due to a serious injury received on a kayak trip. Who knew humans are not able to just fly into their yaks from high embankments?? Great to be back and thanks for getting me psyched to get out there again.

Bernie Paquette said...

Especially like the eagle in flight photo.