Yesterday, I drove to the small community of Renews, NL, to see a Great blue Heron that had been seen there lately. However, upon my arrival I realized that the water was way too high on the tidal flats and the river too rapid for such a bird to fish in. We had a lot of rain in the past week and with the large amounts of snow over and extended winter into a very late Spring have all culminated into a great run-off of water into our ponds and streams. This melt-off should subside over another week or two as the warm temperatures forecasted should finally get rid of the snow, once and for all this year!
From the number of expelled shotgun shells lining the beach, it is little wonder why!