MMM: On Bizard Pond
Mostly Montreal Monday
Saturday was our second visit to Parc-nature du Bois-de-l’Île-Bizard but a completely different one as we were able to bring the bikes. There is a lovely series of bridges to ride which was lots of fun for Arlo and a perfect perch for me to park and look for birds.
There were red-winged blackbirds everywhere and a few obvious mallards and geese. There was no doubt more to see at the edges of this lush marsh/pond complex because most of the watchers had equipment like this guy:
I pointed downwards instead.
I also took note of the beautiful ordinary.
Then out of nowhere, a green heron flew in over this goose and I was all BAM!
I never met a heron I didn’t want to photograph to death.
The goose left and whenever a goose flies solo it cracks me up because it appears so cartoonish in the air.
Then I saw a Mother Goose working very hard at tending her nest and I took back everything I just said about her flying relative. Happy Mother’s Day, Goose.
Speaking of mothers and nest and ponds, here are two of my favorite books from our home library. I think you’ll enjoy them too.