A long storm (a Nor'easter to be exact) has drenched the area in the last 24-36 hours. Natick has had 4-5 inches of rain.
The river has filled up again and it thunders over the South Natick Dam. Geese and ducks fly overhead and see no safe places to rest. I did see a kingfisher and a young heron. These fish-eaters seem to be just doing reconnoissance; they go away, their stomachs empty.