Uxbridge Township has hundreds of kilometers of trails running through the communities and the rural, forested lands.
Today I hiked on the Beaver River Wetland Trail in 4 degree, overcast conditions.
About 400 Canada Geese alternated swimming in the ponds and flying overhead in tight groups:
Here is a flock of Grackles:
Other birds I found were Trumpeter Swan, Mallard, Mourning Dove, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Red-winged blackbird and Northern Cardinal.
It was a joy to hear the loud garooo-a-a-a of Sandhill Cranes.
Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone.
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own. – Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833–70)