It’s a small dead-end-street in an industrial area here in Saint John. It ends up at Marsh Creek, which is really stinky — especially at low tide. Sometimes, it looks really nice, though … especially when you consider its location — almost in the center of the city! The only thing about Hanover Street is that it makes it convenient to get to Marsh Creek, and it’s a place where you supposedly could see many birds. They say that it’s a place for migrating birds to stop over. Sometimes I ask myself why I keep going there, as most of the time there are gulls and mallards. Then again … there are those days when it pays off, and that keep us going back. Yesterday was one of those days.
We’d been thinking of going a bit south, down to Dipper Harbour and those places, when Gerry discovered there was a slow leak in one of the front tires. That had to be fixed. We were down by the Reversing Falls when he noticed it. I’d even brought the tripod because I wanted, once again, to practice with that filter I bought some time ago. I didn’t feel that I had the full grip of how to use it, but now I’d gotten a little help from Glasgow 🙂 The tide was running out, which was a good thing for this purpose … moving water, that’s what I wanted. There was a cruise ship in yesterday … hence bus loads of tourists there, so I only shot a few, just to see that I got it to work.
A nice mix of sun and clouds made for a pleasant photo shoot of the usual pulp mill –not the bright, unforgiving midday sun … which sure can be nice, but also makes for somewhat difficult, shooting conditions.
Now, I almost lost my train of thoughts … while we waited for the tire to get fixed, we just drove around a little aimlessly in the city, and eventually ended up on Hanover Street — my subject for today!
I love ducks … waterfowl. Don’t think anyone could have missed that, if you read this blog. Always hoped to see a Wood Duck, and yesterday was the day. As I got out of the car on Hanover Street, I saw a Blue Heron about to land, so I was just about to see where he was going to go, when I spotted some odd looking duck on the little ‘island’. Lo and behold … finally, a male Wood Duck! Of course, I was too far away for a real, great shot, but still … I got a few, and he’s in full plumage too. He made my day! 🙂