Monday, 9 April 2018

Day Trip Sat., Apr. 7th => Desert Lake Rd. part 2


The land still hasn't awakened for Spring. We took off for a drive. This is part 2.

(Day Trip Sat., Apr. 7th Perth => Canoe Lake Rd. part 1)
The lakes are slowly melting, the rivers are flowing. It is a beautiful to see the deep, dark blue of the water. Soon, we landed in Hartington, and met some birds. Finally! I include the map, as we may want to find this place again. 

Don't laugh, but we've been looking for the spot where we found river otters several years ago for several years. 



This is where it got interesting...
There were male and female mergansers, bufflehead, and another species, which I didn't recognize.

Ducks from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

We used to have these on our lakefront, when we lived in Bala (2006 – 2010). Mergansers and Goldeye, Buffleheads, all cold water ducks that visit in early spring, on their way to the far north to breed.

7 comments:

Olga Hebert said...

Nice to do those day trips even if you have to look really hard for signs of spring.

Anvilcloud said...

It's good to find life in this slow-moving spring.

Powell River Books said...

I'm so glad the birds are returning even if spring is late to arrive. - Margy

Rideau Ferry said...

Ring Necked - ducks

William Kendall said...

Spring slowly rises.

Christine said...

interesting to see the cold water ducks.

Cathy Keller said...

Lovely photos. We’re waiting for spring here too. Have a wonderful week!!