Saturday, June 23, 2018


I did in fact inhale one of these tiny insects down at the river the other day. I was delighted that it was only one, as the air was clogged with them in utterly uncountable numbers. 

Wood Duck with babies

Normally the boss sits at one of the pick-a-nick tables enjoying the river while I bird. For some reason, however, he was quick to return to the car and roll up the windows that time.

That's a pretty big bow wave for such little birdies

The various swallows were swooping through the clouds, beaks ajar, certainly not having to aim to fill their bellies. A real Smorgasbug!

Below is an even bigger bow wave. Not too shabby a rooster tail either. In fact as this gigantic vessel came around the corner on the Mohawk today that is the first thing I spotted. I don't think I have ever seen a fancier boat or one traveling faster here on our little river.


Terry and Linda said...

Those little birds were so sweet. I wanted to pick them up and cuddle them.

threecollie said...

Linda, they were cute! I missed a good bird on the other shore taking photos of them...maybe I will get it another day. lol

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

Such adorable baby ducks! But if there were any duck eggs in a nest that was close to the river, I imagine that speed-boat's wake would have drowned them.

threecollie said...

Jacqueline, yes, he was really flying! Never saw anything like it. Most of the ducks we are seeing are in backwaters up along the Schoharie near the confluence with the Mohawk and you sure can't blame them! Can't get in there with anything bigger than a kayak.