A Walk Along the Red River

I know – I walk along the Red River every day.  Today’s walk had 3 different critters so I had to just make it a generic title.

First is a singing Sparrow, then a Canada Goose and then a Beaver.

A couple of  days ago I wondered if I had seen a Beaver, but the glimpse was much too quick and I was actually looking another way and just saw it out of the corner of my eye as he dove down.  I wasn’t sure if it was a duck or a beaver.  Today, I saw him swimming ahead of me and we hurried to catch up.  I only got one quick picture before he disappeared behind the grasses as he dove down.  Chester and I waited, but didn’t see him again.

Singing Sparrow
Singing Sparrow
Canada Goose
Canada Goose
Beaver
Beaver

When I think about it, it is amazing that I ever see anything on these walks.  Chester’s vet had asked that we walk shorter distances, due to Chester’s age so we are usually just out for 20-25 minutes.  We have to walk a couple of long blocks to get to the river and then a couple of short blocks along the river and then 2 long and 2 short blocks back home.  So, most of our walk is along the sidewalks instead of along the river.  The 2 short blocks would be approximately 539 feet or 180 yards or .16 km.  I may be way out in my calculation – but I know my lot is 120 feet deep so I am assuming the other lots are the same.   I would pass by 4 of these lots in the 2 blocks.  There are also 2 lanes, which I guess at being 12 feet wide and one street with 2 boulevards which I guess at being 10 feet each for the boulevards and 15 feet for the street.  LOL – I don’t usually get into measuring things like this, but got to thinking how much I often see on these short walks and wonder what I would see on longer walks.  I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise (although it is a disappointment) on the days when I see nothing.

Time for a bit of Africam and then I have lots of chores and errands to look after.  Have a great day.