Hungry beaver chowing down
Soooo, I was really looking for ducks and shore birds - ones I don't have on my still-very-short life list. Unfortunately, I found no new birds.
BUT I did see three or four beavers. The first one saw me first and the only reason I knew it was there was because it slapped its tail on the water making a huge sound and a big splash. I think I scared it.
I had been fairly quiet. But I got even quieter, inching my way along the path close to the water's edge, poking my lens through a million cat-n-nine-tails as I traveled. I knew I'd hit pay dirt when I spied a beaver lodge, so I waited quietly until this guy or gal waddled up onto the opposite bank for a nibble.
It was difficult to see through the cattails. Luckily the beaver was hungry so stayed in one place for a few minutes while I fiddled with my camera.
Eventually, the beaver had eaten enough treats, so took off.
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