Despite damp cold and flat light, five of us had an enjoyable walk today out the Ramara Trail. We had permission to go into Hammock Harbour, and today we counted about 14 Swans – the near ones we could see were Trumpeters (see picture). We also saw about 20 Scaup (don’t know for sure which size), a couple of geese, and some creature that dove into the water (possibly a muskrat). Along the trail we found some tracks that we suspected were raccoon, and the pictures attached show the measurements, which together with the classic 2 – 2 walking track unique to the raccoon clinches the deal. (The raccoon when it walks leaves a track with one hind foot beside a front foot, with the opposite pairing in the next tracks).
There is still open water in places both upstream (the Mallards) and downstream (the Swans) from the Narrows. Near where we saw the mallards were some other tracks which I think are gull tracks.
Altogether a fun outing.
Thank you Carol!