I recently went for an early morning kayak trip on Grafton Pond in Grafton, NH. I was at the pond about 6:30 a.m. to catch the morning mist on the water and early wildlife sightings.
Shortly after leaving the boat landing I spotted a family of Canada Geese. As they went around one side of an island I want around the other. I was hoping to get in position with the morning sun to my back and shining on the geese.
They did not seem bothered by the fact that I was quietly floating around in my kayak nearby.
Showing no fear, one of them swam right over to me to check me out.
I paddled around while exploring some of the hidden coves in the pond before coming back to a group of small islands. I was drifting near one of the islands when I noticed a loon with a sleeping chick.
The chick woke up for a minute for a stretch.
Much to my surprise I spotted a seagull on the way back the boat landing. This is unusual because the pond is at lease a couple hundred miles from the ocean.