Another Kayak Post

Another beautiful morning on Duck Lake.  Temperatures in the low to mid 60s, just a very light breeze, calm waters.  I saw some interesting things on the lake this morning.

Minnows in Shallow Waters

Minnows in Shallow Waters

More fish

More fish

It was a great morning to see the fish.  The first one above was a school of a couple hundred inch-long minnows.  They swam around my kayak.  As soon as I would touch the paddle into the water, they would scatter, but within 2-3 seconds, they were all bunched back together.  Fun to watch.  The lower image above was of larger fish, maybe 4 inches in length. How many can you find?  I see 8.  It was like kayaking in an aquarium.  But, it is hard to photograph fish from a kayak without a polarizing lens.

 

Merganser about to fly

Merganser about to fly

I chased up this Merganser 3 times.  Here it is, just about to fly away again.

 

Lake Otter just out of the water

Lake Otter just out of the water

Finally able to catch the otters in action.  I saw three of them come out of the water 1 by 1, climb up on this log, shake themselves off (as this one is doing in the photo), and go off somewhere behind the log where I couldn’t see them.  They are such a treat to watch and to have as a part of our lake.

 

Reflections on the water

Reflections on the water

Here is just another picture of the water surface.  I loved the reflecting colors of the sun.  This is also where I saw deer tracks in the sand in the lake, but couldn’t get a photo.  The deer hadn’t been there all that long ago based on how clear the tracks were.  The waves hadn’t completely washed them away.  I did catch a glimpse of a deer back in the woods near there.

As I said, another beautiful morning on the lake.  There is always something beautiful to see.

Mark

 

 

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