I can see the river from our window up here. In the mornings — like it is now — it’s always calm and cool, looking like a mirror. Other times it can be a little choppy … it all depends. In any event, it’s beautiful, and yesterday we took a drive along it up towards the Fredericton area.
Our Spring is still brown. There were spots where you could see slight shades of green but not on the trees … merely on grass.
Our first, brief stop, was Morrisdale. There’s a little lighthouse there and you have a grand view of the river.
Deep down, I was hoping to see some Ospreys, like we did last year, and I wasn’t disappointed.
Near Queenstown, someone has put up a really tall pole, with one of those wooden pallets on top. That seems to work well — I’ve seen several of them and Ospreys build their nests there.
The one up on Kingston peninsula broke off … unfortunately, because it was so handy to the road. This one yesterday is a little too far away for a good shot and I didn’t want to disturb them in any way.
Hung around there for quite a while to see if the other parent would show, but he or she was sitting in a tree nearby, eating a fish. He was still sitting there when we’d turned around and drove back.
I decided to put in the pictures in a little gallery like this for easy viewing. Click on the first and then the arrows… Some of the photos are from the same trip last year.
Saw a large group of Scaup … the duck-like bird in the gallery. I haven’t seen too many of them before — they have a very elegant design! The little, brown calves were just too cute for words, with their curious faces! I don’t know what type of cows they are, but the mother could sure use a hair-cut … those bangs are hanging way down over her eyes! 🙂
Today is Easter Monday … still holiday, but the stores will be open between noon and 5 o’clock as they are on a regular Sunday. It’s still very early … the day is wide open, like a blank sheet of paper.