Tuesday, September 22: A windy but beautifully vivid walk through Whitemud Ravine. Up to the wetlands west and south of the powerline. Some ducks (mergansers), but no other activity. Surprised that no red-winged blackbirds were present. Their distinctive calls are the soundtrack of that wetland, and come to think of it, so many of the wetlands that I’ve visited. Wrong time of day, I guess, or maybe it was just too windy. The far wetland was choked with reeds, and I think we saw just one lonely duck.
Can’t remember the temperature exactly, but it was about 13C.