Paddle Log — 2017
Coxsackie Mar 30 Both 11 Pleasant paddle on elevated water to Stockport Flats and a late lunch at Priming Hook, highlighted by ducks, hawks, eagles, vultures & a greylag goose at Little Nutten Hook.
Coxsackie April 3 Both 13 First warm day. Many very skittish ducks, several eagles & a cormorant. Greylag goose at Gays Point, still hanging out with canada geese.
Vandenburgh-Dunsbach Ferry April 5 Both 8 Very high water, prolific animal presence, mainly muskrats in Wager's Pond. Strong downstream current.
Coxsackie April 9 Both 15 Placid conditions, upstream to Matthew Point exploring various marshes along the way, highlighted by three pairs of nesting eagles, two painted turtles & a common goldeneye.
Vandenburgh-Dunsbach Ferry April 10 Both 9 Water a little above normal, warm & windy, Wager's Pond not as lively. Some muskrats & many painted turtles.
Coxsackie April 14 Both 12 Water level normal, pleasant paddle to Priming Hook highlighted by a solitary swan preening on the mud flat, extraordinary photo op.
Coxsackie April 18 Both 11 Some wind to start, eventually let up, otherwise quiet paddle to Priming Hook.
Athens April 23 Both 15 Beautiful day. Yellowlegs at Priming Hook, wood ducks at Stockport Creek & mergansers at Brickyard Bay. Many turtles.
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