All photos taken during our June 20, 2021 bicycle ride through our local rural areas.
The local rural landscape is littered with what are called Prairie Potholes, shallow depressions where spring runoff and rain water collect. Some remain wet all year long. Others shrink and disappear with the summer heat. All of them are filled with birdlife at this time of year. Bird watching has become one of our guilty pleasures during Covid and we feel it will continue for years to come.
Our first stop was more of a pond than a pothole and it was teeming with life – geese, blackbirds, ducks and even a Beaver. who knew? Now, given that there was no dam present, we assume it was a bank Beaver. No, he does not work in a Bank, he lives in a burrow created in a lake, pond or stream bank. There were at least two of them here and they were industriously going about their beaver business. Geese were out and about on large family outings, ducks swam listlessly about and the blackbirds were busy feeding their young and not all that visible.
20 minutes later, we pulled ourselves away and cycled on.