Thursday, August 5, 2010
Sudbury River - Sherman's Bridge to Lee's Bridge & Back
The air was heavy with humidity and a brief shower provided a little welcome cooling.
The opening photo, if clicked on to enlarge, shows two blue herons that appear to be acting as crossing guards for 6 Canada geese.
I launched at Sherman's Bridge and headed downriver. A pair of red-tailed hawks were patrolling the skies between the river and Round Hill. This was cause for concern to the many killdeer that were present today...
Other wildlife seen today were eastern kingbirds, a belted kingfisher, tree swallows, goldfinches, turtles, some acrobatic bass, and a large carp in the shallows.
When, at the patrol's conclusion, I arrived back at Sherman's Bridge, I encountered Susan K. and her canine friend, Isabella Rossellini. They were conducting a terrestrial trash patrol in the area of the bridge. The bridge is pictured...
Today's trashy haul posed on the small beach...
These are combined with 15 pieces from last Friday's terrestrial patrol on the Nashua River Rail Trail and 90 pieces from a Sudbury River patrol conducted in Framingham, last Saturday. An account of that patrol is in the works. YTD total now stands at 3851.
Until my next patrol, I'll be working on my "Rain Dance"!