12 August 2006
We put in at the public boat ramp in the Town of Bethlehem near Albany. We paddled across the Hudson River and headed for the mouth of the Papscanee Creek.
The tide was going out when we got there and was only about ankle deep in some areas. We had to get out and walk the kayaks over the flats at the entrance to the creek. Once in the creek proper we found some shallow area but could work our way off. Around a high tide would be a better time to paddle the creek.
We got closer to and took better pictures of a couple of Belted Kingfishers than we had been able to in the past. They even performed for us - diving for fish, hovering above the water and just flying around near us.
You have to go under a train bridge and an old road bridge. The deck on the road bridge is gone and all that is left are the 'I' beams and supports.
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