We went for a bike ride in upstate, N.Y. this past weekend and saw some beautiful wildlife. We're always on the lookout for beaver huts, and we saw plenty of those...but no beavers. While we were admiring one of the huts along an out-of-the-way dirt road, however, we looked up and saw a graceful great blue heron fishing in the middle of a swampy area.
Next, while riding along a well-traveled route, we looked down a hill and saw a large doe staring up at us through some trees. We stopped and looked at her for a while, until she took off in the opposite direction, her white tail disappearing fast.
Finally, just before we turned for home, I spotted a red-winged black bird flying nearby, it's bright red feathers unmistakable.
We didn't have a camera with us, unfortunately!