This week’s walk in the neighborhood took two separate visits to Paradise Pond. The first was during the Thanksgiving holiday and the second yesterday. The reason I had to make two visits was I wanted to get a photo of the resident ducks and so waiting until I received a new lens for Christmas was a must. I could never get close enough to capture them before. I hope you enjoy the visit.
Paradise Pond is located near the downtown area and is a bird sanctuary supported by gifts from the Holt family.
This Photo will give you an idea of the walkway constructed so that interested parties can walk back to the pond
The walkway leads to the pond which you can see in the background
Here we are. Notice the algae and the unkempt appearance? This pond is to remain natural, so this good growth is healthy. (The sky was much prettier on the first visit)
Here is another shot with some ducks coming on the scene
Here is the reason I returned. This family of ducks has a lunch and bath time.
I also managed to score a chickadee in a tree (excuse the alliteration)
This board is in place so that bird and nature watchers can provide each other with sightings. I noticed some idiot wrote a sighting of Fiction Favorites. (I made the idiot erase the graffiti before we left)
This sign indicates that the pond is undergoing some new plantings.
Here is an example of some of the work. The tree has a support and you can see little red flags by the new seedlings. I think they will try to save the tree otherwise they would have cut it down.
I hope you enjoyed this little stroll. Happy New Year