Run faster…faster…no, FASTER

By | May 1st, 2015|Categories: Birds|Tags: , |

Merganser fleeing the scene I spent some time watching geese sort out their procreational opportunities. It looked a lot like a typical bar [...]

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Merganser Chick Catching A Ride

By | July 8th, 2014|Categories: Birds|Tags: |

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More Ducks

By | May 3rd, 2014|Categories: Birds|Tags: , |

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First Ducks!

By | April 30th, 2014|Categories: Birds, Lake, leaves and other things|Tags: , , , , |

After a winter that was far too long, snowy and cold, the ducks were the first water birds to arrive on the lake. There's just [...]

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Cormorants and Mergansers

By | September 4th, 2012|Categories: Birds|Tags: , |

There was a lot of bird activity on the lake last week. The cormorant perched on the stick for most one day, lots of loons [...]

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Signs of Winter

By | November 26th, 2011|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |

I can tell winter's coming. It's not the snow. Or the single digit temps at night. It's the squirrels scrambling for acorns which usually starts in September. The timing and desperation in their gathering usually indicates when winter will start.

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Spring Arrived Overnight

By | April 30th, 2011|Categories: Birds, Lake, leaves and other things, Wildlife|Tags: , , , , |

Spring arrived overnight! Well, not really. On the morning of April 28, the lake was completely iced over. By the morning of April 29 it appeared to be mostly melted.

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Hooded Mergansers today!

By | November 23rd, 2010|Categories: Birds|Tags: , |

8 or 9 hooded mergansers swam by the dock this morning, heading north (huh?). I've seen the hooded mergansers before, but the males [...]

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Fall 2010 pics

By | October 7th, 2010|Categories: Birds, Lake, leaves and other things|Tags: , , , , |

The pics of the eagle on the dead tree by the canoes looks a lot like the ones from last year

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