photography and the landscape

Sunday, November 7, 2010


On the shoreline just to the left of the bridge support, sits a flock of Graylag Geese, a somewhat domesticated bird that nests here year round. The rust colored brush is knotweed, an invasive species we fondly called bamboo, while playing in these fields as a kid .  Upstream there is a beaver den and the destruction of cotton wood and the other trees growing at Seneca Bluffs is evident. There are gnawed and fallen trees and a trail the critters use to drag the branches to the water's edge. A fisherman in a kayak floated past as the thrum of thruway traffic competed with the honking geese, a flock of about sixty birds that landed on the creek in a swish. A pair of cardinals skittered about as well as many other small perching birds.  This is a small report of an hour spent on an overcast Sunday morning.....small drama in a hectic world.

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