Saturday, April 30, 2011

Trying to Hide

We are back in Elkton for the weekend.  It’s been a week since we have taken a real bird walk, so we were anxious to get in a good one today.  We choose one of our favorite and most productive routes here in Elkton, out along Elk Creek on Schad Road.  It was still cool with clouds when we left the house in late morning.  And wouldn’t you know it, before we got to the end of the road it started raining, forcing us to turn around. On our way back we spotted this Canada Goose laying in the water.  Our first thought was it had been shot or was injured.  But as we began to think back we had seen this pair active along the bank earlier, and in fact after we had walked further away I looked back in by binoculars and she had gotten up and was feeding on some grass. My best guess is she was trying to hide, but it sure looked odd.


  1. Hopefully you will get to enjoy your walk tomorrow without the threat of rain. Happy birding!