I decided to continue looking for an active beaver pond. Alas, the pond on the Heustis Forest trail was empty. Someone from the County was in with a clam digger and got rid of the beaver dam and lake. Why they would do that is beyond me. It used to be full of ducks, beavers and other wild life. End of rant!
To make up for it, sort of, I found a Whisky Jack or Gray Jay, or Camp Robber. The link below gives some interesting info on them.
The Partridge or as we know it "chicken" is also quite tame and also very tasty.
Then, of course, what would a walk in the bush be like without a Red Squirrel or two chattering at you.