|Railroad bridge at Loop Island, eventually to be part of the S.IN Greenway. No clue whay the pic is so funky.|
There I saw:
Great Blue Heron (2x)
Great Egret- not many of those in the area
American Bittern- first one officially
Black-crowned Night Heron- juvenile. pretty sure although there are some other options
Wood Duck mama and babies- when we arrived she did this full frontal attack display across the pond at us. Then she bleated for a while looking for the babies.
**Two different looking birds flew off as we arrived. Their shape was unlike anything I had seen. Wish I could've gotten a second viewing. Ducks? Waders? Cormorants?
We moved on to look for the other railroad bridge cut-through that is used stealth-style by a group of mt.bikers from Louisville en route to visit New Albanian Brewpub sometimes. Timothy wasn't quite sure of all the entry/exit points, so we explored around a bit and spent a bit of time over the span. I don't like heights, btw. We rode on only to find that Timothy had lost a bottle, so I waited and he looked. We returned via the Clark Park to find the river very, very high from all the recent rain. We topped things off with a beverage at Against the Grain- the beer cheese was quite nice- and I meandered slowly to the house, giving me 35 miles on the day.
A very successful JRA, if you ask me.
|The trike succumbed.|
|Final path towards "secret" bridge, the one everybody apparently uses.|