Friday, April 10, 11:30 am
Grant, Kirk & Karine accompanied Barbara and me on our annual canoe ride through the Richmond Fen from Munster Road to Richmond. Dogs Boots and Bagel came along for the ride. We always go the day before the actual race, because we know the water will be high enough and the route will be flagged.
We saw a mink and a muskrat, but not too much birdlife, besides Canada Geese, until the end, when we spotted some Northern Cardinals and our first Kingfisher and Tree Swallows of the season.
On the way home, we took Steeple Hill Cr., and found an Osprey beside the nest platform. It seemed to be waiting for a mate to arrive.