Night arrives on Beaver Trail
The Beaver Trail is one of the interesting National Capital Commission Greenbelt Trails in the western side of the City of Ottawa. I was at the Beaver Trial hoping to get a nice sunset shot near the beaver pond with a few colorful clouds in the photo. As I arrived at the parking lot, an individual was trying hard to get just the right light shining on the milkweed plumes, the chickadees were actively searching around the large rock at the trail entrance hoping to find a few more seeds left behind by earlier trail users and, along the trail, there were colorful signs that I wasn’t the first human on the trail .
I was a bit late in arriving, and wasn’t sure if I would be able to walk the distance to the beaver pond before the sun had disappeared for another day.
My chances of getting there diminished quickly as I passed the Wild Bird Care Centre and stopped to speak to a couple of staff members who were releasing a recovered Barred Owl. The Blue Jays were certainly squawking about having an owl flying through their territory.
I then stopped to talk to a couple hand feeding some Chickadees. Fun to watch the Chickadees come in for a landing and then pick out just the black oil sunflower seeds from the offered seed choice.
It was getting rather dark at ground level by the time that I got to the beaver pond and the sun had passed behind the spruce trees. It was a nice walk though and by the time that I got back to the parking lot, it was nice to see the moon was already high in the sky.