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