Friday, April 29, 2016

Neck Ringing...

There's an absolutely beautiful trail through a wood that's also a wetlands preserve set up by the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy.   The path winds through a special area boasting over 250 species of plants and a marshy lake enjoyed by many migrating birds (not to mention frogs, turtles, fish, and so on).   

Whenever we walk there, Baloo and I quietly sneak onto the observation platform overlooking the lake to see who might be visiting.  

These ring-necked ducks were a treat to see. 

Baloo just sat down and watched them paddle around.  Happily, they didn't seem to be bothered by his rapt attention - or mine  (although he glanced up at someone in flight just as I snapped this picture)! 

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