A Summer Walk, Part 3.

Well, that was a nice coffee time we had, now I guess it’s time to head back home again.  We will keep following the path this way, it makes a loop around and rejoins the path that we followed to come down here to the river.  The path is a bit narrower over this next section and a little uphill, but not so bad.  It’s actually not as bad as going back the way we came in. IMG_4865

There is a few geese over on the other side of the river as we walk along, and look here, there is a couple of geese on this side of the river as well.  They don’t seem to be scared of us at all.IMG_5808

All through this area is that thick mat of pine needles which is so nice for walking on, soft and silent.  That helps for sneaking up on some of the wildlife that we would like to see along our walk today.IMG_6973

Do you hear that whistle?  There it is again, that’s the broad-winged hawk.  Sounds like it must be fairly close.  Oh look, he just flew up into that pine tree, can you see it up there?  They do blend in well with their surroundings.  That looks like a young one, they would be out of the nest by now.IMG_7576

Here we go downhill for just a little bit, hope you don’t mind bending over a little as we go under this fallen white pine.  It would be a bit hard to go around it, the river is on one side and thick bush around the other way.IMG_6551 

Then we make a turn over here and start to climb once more, but at least it’s easy along this part of the path.  This path was cut out years ago, and no one really maintains it anymore.  But that’s okay, it’s really kind of nice this way, it has a more natural look to it.IMG_6985

Going through this part it’s quite shady with all the large pine and spruce trees that line both sides of the path.  Do you hear that tapping sound?  It’s a woodpecker, but one of the smaller ones, let’s see if we can spot it.  We’re getting closer all the time, keep looking in those trees, it has to be here somewhere.  There it is!  And what a treat too.  It’s a male black-backed three-toed woodpecker, one of the less common species of woodpeckers that we have here.  It’s about robin sized and it’s different than  our other woodpeckers in that the males have a yellow spot on their head instead of a red spot.  You can just see the yellow if you look hard, even though he’s up a little high in that tree.IMG_9283

Well, we’re doing good today, we have been able to see quite a few different birds, plus that squirrel at the beginning.  And there is the end of the path in sight now.  I do hope you enjoyed this little walk.  I thoroughly enjoyed having all of you join me on my favorite path today.IMG_6987

I hope you all have a wonderful day, please stay safe and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

© 2020 Steve McLeod.


35 Comments on “A Summer Walk, Part 3.

  1. Walking through the woods brings happy memories ! It was like being there for real which makes me smile ! 🙂☕️☕️🍩🍩🍪🍪☕️☕️

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  2. How nice, Steve, to be so close to a lovely walk in natural surroundings. Thank you for sharing. ☕️☕️🌳 🌴 🌱 🌿 🦆 🦢 🦅

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    • Thank you for coming along on our walk Eugenia!😁😸 Now to just wait for the snow to melt so I can start walking along there again for real!🚶‍♂️🚶‍♂️ Have a great day!😃😺🌞☕☕

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  3. Beautiful pictures and a beautiful place to walk✨😍 Wish there will be a climate change and it turns to a warm place 😉 It may happen one day and that is going to be really far…. 😂 I have a question Steve, If I let you play chessboard with you and yourself which one of you will win, since both side it is You, Will you cheat? 🤔😉😜 I need a honest reply 😂😜

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