Friday, March 11, 2011

Sometimes It Pays To Show Up

After completing my errands, I figured I would run over to Concord, poke my head by Great Meadows to find how high the water was, and then continue on to find the kayak launching spot in town.

 The water level was a bit higher than Wednesday and the flooding has filled in more of the low lying areas.  The parking lot is still safe.

As I arrived a father and daughter were excitedly viewing a couple of Bald Eagles feeding on the impoundment.  The birds were too far away for anything more than a "record" shot.  From the looks of them one was probably mature, while the other was probably a 4 year old.

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The beavers from the lodge near the tower were out and busily swimming and feeding.  At one point we counted three distinct beaver.  There are also several muskrats that are starting to swim near the tower too.

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A couple of mink were having a bit of a territorial dispute near the base of the tower.  They were running around chasing each other, finally swimming away.

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Another day was drawing to a close.  It was fun to watch the interplay of fog, light, land and clouds.  Nancy also stopped by on her way from work to enjoy photographing the sunset.

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Executives returning from work were flying back into Hanscom.  Ducks and Geese were returning from another day of foraging to sleep on the open water.   The Red-winged Blackbirds started their evensong chorus.

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Here at the refuge all is calm and peaceful.  Elsewhere in the world hundreds of people are dead and lives of thousands more totally disrupted due to the force of an earthquake and tsunami.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to them.

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