Paddle Log — 2021
Athens Mar 23 Both 12 Clear early, light cloud cover late, warm. Many ducks, mostly mergansers & buffleheads. Eagle nests at SMG & NH are viable. A mysterious pair of eagles sat on a branch at Brickyard Bay. Is there a new nest nearby?
Vandenburgh-Dunsbach Ferry Mar 27 Both 9 Wagers Pond, Erie Canal & lunch at Town Park. Muskrats, painted turtles, gbh's & a new eagle nest at Krause's.
Vandenburgh-Dunsbach Ferry April 4 Both 9 Wagers Pond & lunch at Town Park. Access to Erie Canal blocked by a fallen tree. Access ramp to Vischer Ferry posted "do not use." Many gbh's at the pond & a muskrat dined on devil's heads at the launch site late.
Athens April 7 Both 13 Head-to-wind in the morning, few photo ops, the Naval Militia at the put-in was the highlight.
North Germantown Landing April 8 Both 10 A multitude of eagles present around Inbocht Bay & ospreys nesting on #116 again. Either a fox or coyote appeared briefly on an island in the Roe Jan. A pleasant day!
Round Lake April 9 Both 5 Very high water, Anthony Kill marsh area completely flooded. Many high strung geese & impatient male rwb's.
Stuyvesant Landing April 10 Both 13 Bright sun, no wind, pleasant paddle. Some eagles, some ducks & a peregrine falcon. Lunch at SMG.
Coxsackie April 17 Both 9 Cool breeze under a lowering sky. Stiff current on Stockport Creek. Lunch at SMG.
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