|goose nest...and defensive posture|
I follow the edges, a forested shoreline with the right amount of shrub and brush, good habitat for all. Once around the points at out of line of sight from the road it goes quiet and birdsong and rain patter make the soundtrack.
There is some beaver sign - scent mounds as well as cuts... not a lot, but some. I don't spot any lodges, so they're probably bank beaver. I find a goose nest on one of the islands in the center of the pond. And a yellow bird half hearted plays hide and seek on another island.
|Phrothonotary Warbler...apparently a rare visitor to NE|
|but pretty obvious and easy to ID in the bird book|