Lasalle Marina is a charming, quiet spot offering (1) lovely views of the Burlington Skyway as well as (2) the contrast of stately homes dotting the water’s edge versus the industrial plants and commercial activity on the opposite shore versus the pleasure crafts.
Note, if you chose to fish from the dock, a crafty cormorant may appear hoping to nick your catch.
At Lasalle Baltimore orioles, eastern kingbirds, spotted sandpipers, starlings, and gray catbirds are seen in good numbers. The full gamut of avian activity is easily observed:
(b) feeding and caring for young,
(d) rustling up some grub,
(e) protecting territory,
The marina held three surprises – a ruby-throated hummingbird and a domestic mallard.
Thirdly, an American mink! As I awaited the return of a spotted sandpiper an American mink searched the shoreline for breakfast. Further along two young mink were alternating play with attempts to dislodge a fish from the water.
Later, this industrious mink managed to dislodge the mallard from its final resting place.
Like birds I am always flitting about. I don’t sit for too long. Lasalle, via its calming views, ensured I took the time to sit and recharge.