On my daily training runs with Hera I found a red-wing blackbird’s nest in the reeds at the edge of a pond in the spot near the Rideau River where I run her. I am keeping an eye on the nest, taking care not to disturb the birds, and in due course saw that four chicks were hatched. I used my camcorder to capture some candid footage of the mother blackbird feeding her chicks.
There were several, as many as 18, painted turtles hanging out on this log on May 13, 2013. It was an unusually cool day. I am guessing the turtles huddle together on colder days in an effort to conserve their body heat.