We were observing first the barren trees, then studying the different textures of the bark (see in the picture how the children are feeling the "peach fuzz" found on one of the trees along the pond route).
As we walked a little further, we noticed how quiet it had become. With the geese gone, new sounds became apparent to us. We searched for where the ne sound was coming from, and were quite excited to spot not one, but two Ospreys! We also saw some mallard ducks, and lots of seagulls.