Geocaching With Ducks And Eagles

Lake View
Well, we finally got out Geocaching the other day after over a 2 month hiatus, and it sure felt great! Between the holidays, weather, work and home redecorating (still not finished!) we have just never had the time. The weather has been the biggest factor in stopping us from going out. In fact, because of the weather we have done very little walking in the past few months. We’ve resolved ourselves to the fact that we are fair weather Geocachers. :)

We were able to find five caches within a few kilometers of our home in a couple of areas that we have never been to before. The areas included trails around two lakes that had quite a few ducks and eagles. The trail will definitely require a revisit in the summer when it will be a more comfortable stroll, and to find other caches there that we never had time for.

We saw a large eagles nest atop one of the power poles:

Eagles Nest

We came across a couple of flocks of ducks :

Flock Of Ducks

We never seen such a high percentage of drakes in a flock before:

Drake Mallards

Some natural ice sculptures on the edge of a brook:

Ice Sculptures

We were happy to get out and lucky too. The following day we received 15-20cm (6″-8″) of snow and the temperature dropped below -10C (14F). We were so close… come on fair weather… :)

Keep on cachin’!

This post was originally posted on our now defunct website, Geocaching Online

5 Responses to “Geocaching With Ducks And Eagles”

  1. Great wildlife photos!

  2. Where do you find mallards in Canada this time of year? You guys were at a zoo right? Nice pictures though. As you know, we’ve been through the geocaching drought. 7 finds since the first of the year! Hoo boy!

    Hey, if you would, give a shout out to wayfarer222 through the mail server. It’s her birthday today!

    The Northwoods Geocats

  3. LOL! Yes, it’s quite a zoo up here! :)

    FYI – We’re on the East Coast and we have mallards all year round… guess we feed them too much cheese. :)

    Thanks for the headsup fo wayfarer222’s B-day! We sent our best wishes.

    All the best.

  4. Thanks for sending the greeting. She didn’t recognize the geocaching moniker, but when I told her who it was, she was tickled.

    You guys are the best!


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