The juvenile Black-crowned Night Herons seemed to have taken up residence in the dead trees in this marsh.
I’m not sure where a Night Heron rookery is in this area. I do know of a small Snowy nesting spot. Given the number of times I find these young Herons they must be from a nearby location. Something to keep in mind next spring.
These shots were from a couple of weeks ago, before the big freeze. I may have put some on Facebook at the time. Not being sure what goes where I have placed a few here.
Rail Road tracks run along side the Connecticut river. Where they actually start and end I’m not sure. Part appear to be very old, a few spurs may have a small train come by a few times in the summer months. Sections are maintained and that keeps me looking over my shoulder! There are a few places I don’t want to find out a spur is in use.
A previous post, ‘Connecticut Foundry’, was taken on part of these tracks. If you have not seen it take a look. Shot in B/W to fit with the abandon buildings.
These images are on part of the same line. Several ponds, a rushing stream, and water falls made the walk more interesting.