Another trip on the Connecticut River and you guessed it… more Black Ducks. 🙂
Sunday, September 1st had the best weather of the Labor Day weekend so I made it a point to get out on the water. I started at Wilson’s Landing and headed north. I hugged the New Hampshire shore and the “grass islands” where I had seen some ducks and a Heron during the last trip in this part of the river. Sure enough a bunch (probably not the right word) were hanging out on a log.
I found a small flock hanging out in a mini-cove on the New Hampshire shoreline.
This Black Duck also has green coloring on his head feathers that reminds me of a Mallard.
Looking up I could not believe my luck. One of the area Bald Eagles was flying low (for an eagle) over the river. I suspect that this is one of the birds that lives below the Wilder Dam.
At the tip of the largest “grass island” I found the whole flock of ducks all lined up on a log.
I headed north once more. The water was like glass.
On the way south I was almost back at Wilson’s Landing when a water skier zipped by.
It looks like fun. I will have to try that someday.
According to the Google Maps route (at the top) I went just under 10 miles on this trip and was on the water about three and a half to four hours.