Monday, February 9, 2009
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Saturday was a gorgeous, sunny day. I spent the afternoon out at Ladd Marsh--protected wetlands covering hundreds of acres. Parts of the marsh probably look much like they did thousands of years ago, before settlers began draining swampy areas to claim farmland.
Ladd Marsh is a haven for wildlife, most noticeable of which are the birds. Hawks, scanning for field mice, drift in lock-winged circles high above. Large flocks of geese and ducks make raucous, splashy takeoffs and landings on open leads. Starlings wheel into bare treelimbs to sit and argue with one another. Pheasant and quail, reluctant to be exposed by flying, scramble through the dense, straw-colored grass ahead of me.
Here's a little video of the day: