Monday, July 5, 2010

Lower Sudbury and Upper Concord Rivers

On what is typically one of the more quiet mornings of the year, Mrs. Trashpaddler and I enjoyed a pleasant trash patrol of the lower Sudbury and upper Concord rivers.  At the Old North Bridge, we noted the "Minute Man" statue to be standing at the ready.
Near Saw Mill Brook, we encountered three guys fishing from a small power boat.  We watched as one of them almost landed what looked to be either a pickerel or a pike.
After turning around near Ball's Hill we began heading back upriver. At a point about a half mile below Flint's Bridge, we watched as a fish hawk (aka osprey) soared up into a tree with a freshly caught fish in his talons...
Other wildlife seen today were Canada geese, ducks, herons, musquashes, turtles, and quite a few grey squirrels.
Trash today was modest with a total of 23 pieces recovered from the river...
Our haul brokedown as follows: 14 recyclable containers (9 redeemable) and 9 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish such as bait tubs and plastic bags.  YTD total stands at 3431.

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