Saturday, May 1, 2010
One of my favourite places to spend an afternoon in the canoe in spring is the Rankin River. The Rankin River comprises a chain of small lakes and marshland between Georgian Bay to the east and Lake Huron to the west. It is home for a variety of marshland inhabitants such as terns, marsh wrens, red wing black birds, great blue herons, bitterns, osprey, several species of ducks, Canada geese, muskrats and beaver. In the spring the place is a very busy with activity.
I had an opportunity today to watch a muskrat forage for food, seemingly unaware of my presence. I also watched a pair of osprey jealously guarding their nest of eggs.