Monthly Archives: May 2015

Creature Feature 2015 #4

Just a couple of weeks ago I noted the little goslings floating around with their parents on the lake, little tiny things. My, how fast they grow (as usual, click on the picture to get to a higher-resolution version):

The Osprey have been busy too, with at least one in the nest:

I spotted this one as he pulled breakfast out of the lake, perhaps to feed a family:

Obligatory Great Blue Heron picture… I hadn’t seen quite as many around the lake as usual, but maybe they, like everyone else this time of year, are busy.

I don’t think ornithologists would describe this Cyanocitta cristata as a shore bird, but that’s where I saw this one:

There was evidently something there of interest:

and worth carrying off:

One more of those little places on the lake I like to hang out:

Creature Feature 2015 #3

The north east end of th lake has been getting a lot of silt lately from Lick Creek (I think), making navigation difficult. But the Kildeer seem to like that area.

What you don’t want to see overhead if you’re a fish:

Looks like the Osprey have some work-in-progress in the nest on top of the intake structure, so they’ll be grabbing more fish than ever soon:

These geese are looking a bit ragged, perhaps from the winter wear & tear:

But it’s spring time now and … Look! Gooselets!

One of those out-of-the-way places on the lake where I could sit all day, if I had the time: